SIA Inspiration: Ubuhle BeadworkPosted: July 4, 2016
Happy Fourth of July, my US readers! It’s another week of SIA, and for inspiration, Erin chose this gorgeous piece of beadwork by the women of rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa:
Isn’t that amazing? Titled “My Sea, My Sister, My Tears”, it’s part of an exhibition around the US called Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence (Ubuhle means “beauty”), which is quite appropriate for Independence Day. You can find out more about the exhibition here, and more about Ubuhle Beads here.
I’m leaving for Europe soon, but I can certainly recreate this painting with the content of my suitcase. As for you guys, remember to send Erin (firstname.lastname@example.org) your outfits by next Monday, July 11th. Have fun!