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Friday, November 4, 2011

A Warrior's Fan

I unwrapped the package Brodie handed me and out spilled a huge bundle of feathers. Whoa! He had said he was bringing in a fan to show me but this wasn't even close to what I imagined. I was thinking something more along the lines of a Japanese paper fan, maybe? 

"Brodie, which way is up?" I asked. 
"It doesn't matter." He replied.


"You've got it upside down." Brodie chided, after I had snapped the first photo.
"Brodie!" I exclaimed, "Stop teasing me!" And I turned it right side up.


Again, the bead work is done over thin deer hide. This time on a hardwood dowel. The feathers are loosely jointed and it's the red feathers that make this a warrior's fan.


The beads are so tiny and the design is just stunning. It's hard to believe he follows no pattern and just comes up with a design so intricate. Really amazing work, isn't it?

Many thanks to Brodie for sharing this with me!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

35 comments:

pandy said...

Just gorgeous and amazing beadwork. :)You are lucky to see all this in person, and we are lucky you took pictures!

AmyJo said...

Wow, that is amazing !!

Blu said...

It's incredible! Brodie's work is amazing.

gracie said...

I love it!

Nancy said...

Brodie does absolutely beautiful work!! Thank you for sharing!!

Catherine said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!

Jan said...

That is truly magnificent. He does wonderful art.

Astrid's dragon said...

How cool is that?! So much better than the paper kind! He does amazing work, looking forward to seeing more.

CalamityJr said...

Wow! Brodie certainly is inspiring!

Theresa said...

That is amazing!!!!

Sue said...

Wow! That is stunning. Thank you for sharing.

Lesley said...

Wonderful skill and a beautiful piece of work.

Rachael xxx said...

Wow what craftmanship!!!

cucki said...

wow..it is so beautiful xxx

Mouse said...

good grief that is amazing :) just love seeing his work :) love mouse xxxx

Christine said...

Wow, that is totally amazing!

Margaret said...

That is amazing! So beautiful! A stunning piece of art for sure.

Silverlotus said...

Wow, that is just fabulous!

Karen said...

Beautiful! His beadwork is just amazing.

Minnie said...

Thank you both for sharing this beautiful work.

Colorado Stitcher said...

Very nice! Did you know that November is Native American Heritage Month?

Julie said...

So magnificent and beautiful. My late father had such great admiration for the native american way of life, he would have loved to visit but alas it wasn't to be. Every time you post a pic from ths very talented man it makes me think of things and stories that dad used to tell me about.

Rebekah said...

Wow! That is beautiful!

Penny said...

It's a beautiful piece of work and the fact that he follows no pattern is amazing!

Pumpkin said...

Totally fantastic! TFS Sharon :o)

Myra said...

That is awesome!

Lynn said...

Brodie's work is stunning! To be able to do this without any pattern is amazing. Thanks for sharing his art with us.

Brigitte said...

Wow, what a wonderful piece of art.

Carolyn said...

Wow! Such stunning bead work. It is amazing how they are all in place. Brodie is very talented. Thank you for sharing.

Doris said...

amazing beading work, love the complex in the pattern, is just..beautiful.

Anne said...

This is a beautiful fan and such gorgeous beadwork. He is so talented!!

Lindsay said...

WOW That is one gorgeous fan

Cross Stitch Queen said...

It's inspired.

Thanks for sharing this awesome piece. Very beautiful!

CSQ
betweenthestitches.blogspot.com

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Wow, I am just amazed! I can't imagine how awesome this is in person.

Veronica said...

Whoa, what a stunning fan!

Hugs,
Veronica.