Would love to collect a few of these incredible rattan-wrapped stones called, “Small Blessings”. created by Washington state-based artist Deloss Webber. Though he has never had any formal art classes, he has learned rattan weaving from his mother and from an early age has been exposed to and influenced by numerous ethnic forms of weaving. His family operated a furniture business of restoring and repairing antiques, and Webber learned the skill of cane weaving from masters in the trade. His work is influenced by Eastern philosophy and by traditional Japanese and Native American basketry.
You can follow the artist on his website and on Facebook.
Images: Courtesy of Deloss Webber.
Admiring these woven jewelry created by Colorado-based fiber artist, Sarah Neubert, whose work includes wall hangings, household items and wearable art pieces. In her profile she says this about her work:
“My weaving practice is a search for balance and presence; I use it to explore the complexities of everyday life and the hidden patterns in the natural world. I approach my work as a collaboration with unique natural fibers that speak to me about what they want to become.”
You can see more of her work on her website and on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Sarah Neubert.
We’re always on the lookout for hand crafted projects and so we turn to an old favorite, Oho de Dios or God’s eye. This woven motif is a ritual tool associated with the Huichol and Tepehuan Indians of western Mexico. More recently they are created for celebration, blessing, and protection with each color representing different meanings.
We found the appealing crosses above on Australian web shop, Copper & Cross, whose focus is on handcrafted home decor. Along with the crosses they also have a collection of Chunga basket rounds handwoven by the Wounaan/Embera tribes of the Darien Rainforest in Panama. Copper & Cross website and shop can be found here.
Images: Courtesy of Copper & Cross.