Sunday, July 18, 2010

Bangie from Borneo

This is Bangie from Borneo who came to visit Santa Barbara after attending the Folk Art International event in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She gave a weaving demonstration at the SBMA gift store. In her village everyone knows how to weave and do beadwork. All of her silk is hand dyed using natural dyes. The dark color is indigo and the yellow is from porcupine quills. It takes her 3 months to weave up the warp which is two pieces of completed fabric. There were many beautiful pieces of fabric for sale as well as woven hats, scarves and bags. Many thanks to my friend Kate who called me on her cell phone and told to come down and see this wonderful weaver and her beautiful work. A local member of the Fiber Arts Guild , Norma translated all of my questions to Bangie and that was much appreciated as well.
I'm off to the beach today for a reunion of  friends from the 70's!



Yael said...

This is very beautiful! I appreciate that wonderful work, this woman is a true artist!!!

Angela said...

Oh, I missed this event! Thanks for the photos, those textiles are amazing.

dulcy said...

Gorgeous cloth! Very interesting post, thanks for sharing!


Marie said...

What can say...Santa Fe...<3
Her weaving's are beautiful!
What fun you must of had talking with
her through your friend. There is no
barrier in language or otherwise when talking about art and creative things...right? Hope you had fun with
your 70's friends :)

jude said...

oh yes. i feel at home with this cloth.

Rosali said...

Su blog es muy interesante y las fotografias lo dicen todo, gracias por mostrar.