1. An Intricately and Beautifully Pieced Silk Komebukuro: Nineteenth Century Silks. From Sri Threads found via Rosa.
5. 2 Bags, 1 Pocket,(Algibeira) and rodilha. 2007, Portugal.
6. 2 Bags (taleigo). Mid 20th century, Portugal.
My search of things I like continues. I have found the internet to be a wonderful tool for exploring my passion of fabrics, woman, dolls, pictures. I am a nurse by profession and so I am by no means an expert in these things and that which pertains to ethnography, anthropology and history. I have made a very simple generalization (and thus my amateurness). There are things that are universal. Woman carrying baby, woman carrying loads on her head or back, woman making together (yet another post), adornment, and here sewing little pieces of fabric together to make carrying vessels for work, adornment or offering. I may sound naive when I write this, but these things fascinate me. There is a code inside of us humans that bonds us together, that makes us do things the same but in different ways. Human ways in bits and pieces and here and there. We are not so different after all.
(...or maybe I am just very, very tired from all that painting:).
I miss this saloia space.
Thank you very much Rosa for my inclusion in your yearly nominations of favorite pictures here. I loved taking the picture of your beautiful doll.