Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March BJP

My March project came together from an experience in Tucson. I visited the African Village and was bartering with a vendor who was watching a stall that did not belong to him. I asked him prices and he kept screaming "BaBa". Come to find out BaBa means brother. After 4 or 5 times of unsuccessfully finding BaBa, we left. I decided to make my own BaBa in tribute of the missing vendor.

BaBa features a polymer clay face. The bead colors represent African mudcloth. BaBa's hair is done with size 11 seed beads with small brass rings purchased at African Village. BaBa hangs from an Ndebele rope. See BaBa at

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