Friday, 25 August 2017

a few interesting pieces from 2017 Festival of Quilts - 2

I have been working on a project with a deadline, so by the time evening comes, I am too tired to blog. But... I wanted to show some more photos of the Festival of Quilts.

I always like to see the galleries with work by ethnic groups or underprivileged from other countries.

One of the interesting galleries was that of work from people of the Sakha or Yakutia Republic.

The gallery was called Patterns of Olonkho Land - some patchwork/quilts
traditional clothing
and horse decoration
The lady is playing the xomus, or khomus which is played like a 'jew's harp'. Wikipedia says it is the same. I know it sounds the same.

Another wonderful gallery of ethnic work was the work by mother and daughter from Tonga, Sulieti Fieme’a Burrows and Tui Emma Gillies.
They paint with natural pigments onto Tapa bark cloth, telling stories of Tongan life with their art.
I had a wonderful conversation with Tui Emma Gillies about creativity.  She was very open with explaining the techniques which go into these wonderful works.
Tui's work takes the traditional techniques and creates more modern art with them.

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