Friday, August 31, 2012

Hopi Maiden

I've always wanted to do a lady from this tribe and after taking in the Santa Fe Indian Market earlier this month I was able to come up with the necessary research to start the project.

The hairstyle is what sets off the piece. It's know as a Squash Blossom.  If your a Star Wars fan you'll note that Princess Leia also put her hair up this way.   You will also note from the photo that I've left the eyes closed.  Haven't decided whether to open them up or not.  I kind of like it this way.  She'll be wrapped in a Hudson Bay Blanket, probably red and there will be a little Turquoise in the final mix.  Should be a colorful piece.

Hope you like her so far and there are a couple more photos in the Gallery and your comments are appreciated and welcomed.