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Rise of the Phoenix - Daily Art Fix

Or is it an enormous bee?

This style of hand drawn batik (on silk) was created in Java for the Balinese market.

This piece is in such a lovely condition that rather than to relegate it to the shelves of collectibles – it might find a place in my wardrobe as a wearable! 14 more words




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Vintage Hilltribe Embroidery

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A Maker’s Abecedary: R is for . . . Redwork Embroidery

It was simple and straightforward in style. It was easy to do. It could be personalized for self expression.

Is it even surprising that, for a brief, intense period, … 764 more words

Celebrating Hands At Home

Art of Africa - Kente Cloths

A piece in a museum store priced at US$4000 (only) caught my eye. Such a high valuation piqued my interest and I began reading.

The palimpsest of Kente cloths is even complex as both color and motif contain meaning. 84 more words

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