Took out some fabric today and created this little piece. The wings are white wool on one side and a batik fabric on the other. I was trying to decide which way to place them???? Also, do ya notice the stuffing around her nose! Ugh! Also along the edge at the bottom? I am thinking I will coffee dye her to make it disappear.....
I went out thrifting and saw this beautiful dress! It was like the angels singing! lol! It is an old Laura Ashely dress in "mint" condition!!!! SCORE! I knew right away in my thrifting heart, if there is one there is more. So I went searching in the dress section and lo and behold, look what I found:
I also found this book and I am enjoying learning some fascinating things I never knew about Hopi Kachinas. The book was copyright in 1977 and looks brand new.
A small verse from the book that stood out to me because I thought it was beautifully written:
"Kachina are the spirit essence of everything in the real world. Their existence is inferred from the steam which rises from food and whose loss does not change the form of the food, to the mist rising from a spring on a cold morning or the cloud which forms above a mountain top. As the breath of a dying Hopi departs it also must join the other mist-beings in a spirit world, the exact counterpart of the real Hopi world but with different powers. Thus when the clouds form over the mountain tops and drift over the Hopi villages it is the rain-bringing kachinas who are there."
There is so much more to all of this and I definitely look forward to reading it.