Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The scarf, the braids, and a ponytail, a painting by Natasa Vretenar

Three generations of women.

Marama, pletenice, kikice, 11x23"
How fortunate are those who are loved by their moms and grandmas? 
Women in my family have been skilled craftswomen throughout time. My maternal grandmother and great grandmother were both weavers who made purses, clothing and rugs out of the wool from their own sheep. The colors used were many, but the dominant ones are red, black and green from the region in Bosnia my mom's family is from. One of my grandma's rugs was done in herringbone pattern in these colors.

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