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!
Just gorgeous and amazing beadwork. :)You are lucky to see all this in person, and we are lucky you took pictures!
Wow, that is amazing !!
It's incredible! Brodie's work is amazing.
I love it!
Brodie does absolutely beautiful work!! Thank you for sharing!!
Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!
That is truly magnificent. He does wonderful art.
How cool is that?! So much better than the paper kind! He does amazing work, looking forward to seeing more.
Wow! Brodie certainly is inspiring!
That is amazing!!!!
Wow! That is stunning. Thank you for sharing.
Wonderful skill and a beautiful piece of work.
Wow what craftmanship!!!
wow..it is so beautiful xxx
good grief that is amazing :) just love seeing his work :) love mouse xxxx
Wow, that is totally amazing!
That is amazing! So beautiful! A stunning piece of art for sure.
Wow, that is just fabulous!
Beautiful! His beadwork is just amazing.
Thank you both for sharing this beautiful work.
Very nice! Did you know that November is Native American Heritage Month?
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.
Wow! That is beautiful!
It's a beautiful piece of work and the fact that he follows no pattern is amazing!
Totally fantastic! TFS Sharon :o)
That is awesome!
Brodie's work is stunning! To be able to do this without any pattern is amazing. Thanks for sharing his art with us.
Wow, what a wonderful piece of art.
Wow! Such stunning bead work. It is amazing how they are all in place. Brodie is very talented. Thank you for sharing.
amazing beading work, love the complex in the pattern, is just..beautiful.
This is a beautiful fan and such gorgeous beadwork. He is so talented!!
WOW That is one gorgeous fan
Thanks for sharing this awesome piece. Very beautiful!
Wow, I am just amazed! I can't imagine how awesome this is in person.
Whoa, what a stunning fan!
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