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Faerybeads 'Indigenous Art' Contest

Post by Faerybeads on Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:44 pm

A new contest for this weekend! Brush up your knowledge!

The winner is drawn from the comments beneath this post. The winner, to be announced on April 12th, receives the rectangular silver bead shown in the picture.

This new bead is available from April 17th.
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Post by Kathleen on Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:05 pm

Peru ?
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Post by Pandabee(uk) on Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:06 am

Aztec, Mayans?
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Post by trollbelle on Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:31 am

It looks like a Navajo chief's blanket... beautiful! Sunshine
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Post by stacecase on Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:59 am

Yes, I would say Aztec as well.
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Post by Arineso on Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:06 am

Berber (Tunisia) ?
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Post by Trollperle on Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:12 am

Ancient culture sharing this design: I think Anazazi Smile


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Post by kyrama on Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:13 am

I'm going to guess something totally different like Aborigine
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Post by kyrama on Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:32 am

After having fun googling all sorts of indigenous cultures, I'm going to add one more guess...Ashanti
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Post by Arineso on Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:50 am

I've found out that Berber live now not only in Tunisia and Morocco but Embarassed  I never knew before - in Algeria also.
Thank you Faerybeads for the Contest Very Happy
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Post by Trollperle on Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:00 am

My guesses for the African inspiration: Nubian or Kushite Smile


Edited further down: I  now think it is Gurunsi Smile


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Re: Faerybeads 'Indigenous Art' Contest

Post by minty on Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:17 pm

Either Mesoamerican or Berber pattern. Cool

When I was wax-carving last year, I made a sketch with that kind of pattern for a round bead because I love the retired aztec and navaho beads so much. Unfortunately I couldn't get the small detail into the wax... now you've beaten me to it Whip Laughing
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Post by DblJJ on Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:59 pm

Reminds me of Navajo designs. Love the detail Very striking!
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Post by Trollperle on Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:40 pm

I have a new guess for the African origin of the design: Gurunsi Smile
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Re: Faerybeads 'Indigenous Art' Contest

Post by Fleur on Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:02 pm

Zulu?
They have similar patterns on baskets. I liked the beaded love letters too.  
I may have learned a bit more about African indigenous culture and people now Very Happy
Thanks for the fun!

The design again is outstanding. I love you


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Post by Catsworld on Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:12 pm

great design again! reminds me a bit of the southwestern quilt designs and american native art, but I have no clue which specific indigenous art and culture it could come from.

Needless to say, I "need" one, they will be perfect for a necklace... Love Love Love
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Post by bubbagump on Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:36 pm

It looks Native American to me, Navajo specifically.
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Post by Fleur on Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:06 pm

First thing I thought was "chocolate" Razz
Have your heard about the delicious Lindt Creola chocolate and Ek Chuah the god of merchants and cocoa plants in Mayan mythology?
Everything tends to be chocolate related for me these days Laughing
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Post by Kalerie17 on Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:17 pm

Mochica, Chimu
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Post by Faerybeads on Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:15 pm

When researching for an art bead that would match both the African and the American collection I was pleasantly surprised when I ended up with Geometric Art (or rather Abstraction). It always interested me why art from peoples in Oceania, the Americas and Africa had so many similarities. And the idea for this design was born. Delving a bit further and amongst my travel pictures I came up with this pattern that is adapted from the patterns the Ndebele people use on their houses. Similar patterns like shown in the bead can be found in Native American art, Aztec artifacts, Northern African houses and even Art Deco.

But we had to draw & decide, and the winner is....


Congratulations!

More about Ndebele art: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ndebele_house_painting
And the people: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Ndebele_people
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Post by Beady-Eyed on Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:51 am

Congratulations, Fleur!  cheers   I *love* these contests because I learn so much sunny   Not to mention all the fabulous Faerybeads that are being created Sculptor
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Post by Trollperle on Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:04 am

Congratulation, dear Fleur Hug Love
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Re: Faerybeads 'Indigenous Art' Contest

Post by Fleur on Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:37 am

Me? Really me? Jump
Thank you so very much! Hug
I feel overwhelmed in a most positive way.
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Post by Trollperle on Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:53 am

@Fleur wrote:Me? Really me? Jump
Thank you so very much! Hug
I feel overwhelmed in a most positive way.

Laughing sunny cheers
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Post by Arineso on Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:50 pm

Congratulations, Fleur sunny  It was not easy to find the right answer but you did it cheers
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