Woman and Elephant - Beaded Bag

Late August Calendar

I will be away from the gallery from Friday, August 23rd through Labor Day, September 2nd.  
The Indigo Arts website will be open for business, taking orders as usual, but the gallery will be closed and we will not be shipping orders until September 3rd.  
I apologize for any inconvenience.
Happy Labor Day!

Woman and Elephant - Beaded Bag
Details: 
Woman and Elephant - Beaded Bag
SKU: CPBD-01

By Boyceli - Capetown, South Africa, c.2005.
Glass beads, cotton thread.  Similar design on back.
(7 1/2" h. x 4 1/2" w. with 46" braided bead strap.)

Artist Mathapelo Ngaka in Santa Fe, July 2006.

The 180 women currently participating in the project are producing a variety of one-of-a-kind dolls and bags. In designing and creating these artworks, the women draw on and renew the rich artistic traditions of their several ethnic groups - Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele, Sotho and others. In thse works the bead artists of the Cape townships are creating a new, often humorous and sometimes quite startling synthesis of folk traditions.

$75