#WorldCoatiDay: #Coati effigy vessel, #Inca style, Acomayo (Department of Cuzco, Peru) c. 1400-1532.
Clay & pigment, h18 x w8.50 x d32.50 cm.
Museo de América No. 08570: https://www.culturaydeporte.gob.es/museodeamerica/coleccion/america-prehispanica/coat-.html
Random links that I have open that seem relevant (may or may not have actually read them yet, it's hard to remember!)
- https://www.backerkit.com/c/projects/iron-circus-comics/indiginerds#top (already done funding but ahhh excited for this!)
- https://wackndn-blog.tumblr.com/post/185645217162/native-gay-transtwo-spirit-flags-these-flags (love these, i put the feather ones on our artcrimes instance)
[Executive Traveller] Qantas reveals its most Instagrammable plane ever
By David Flynn
"Around 100 painters were involved in completing the livery, working with 130 stencils to replicate a detailed design by Pitjantjatjara artist Maringka Baker which tells the Dreaming story of two sisters who traverse remote Australia together, covering vast distances to find their way home."
"In the tradition of the Qantas Flying Art series, the aircraft itself is named for the artwork Minyma Kutjara Tjukurpa (literally ‘the two sisters creation story’), although all subsequent A220s will be named after native Australian wildlife."
I like and appreciate this way more than Condor's fugly jail stripes. Sorrynotsorry. UnpopularOpinion.
#Qantas #airline #livery #Airbus #A220 #aviation #avgeek #avgeeksofmastodon #planespotting #mirabel #indigenousart #indigenousartist
In addition to writing my next novel, I'm co-facilitating two exciting projects at the moment, and can't wait for them all to be published.
One is an anthology of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander poetry and short stories, to be published by Wakefield Press.
And the other is a poetry and nonfiction collection of Aboriginal writers responding to works exhibited/performed as part of Tarnanthi 2023.
(annual festival of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art
Program here > https://www.agsa.sa.gov.au/whats-on/tarnanthi/tarnanthi-2023/across-city-state/
A smattering of traditional dance by Bear Forest Dancers and Mountain Cree Drummers.
(Please forgive the less than descriptive alt texts, the regalia is very detailed and in my whiteness I couldn't do justice describing it let alone ensure I'm using the right terminology)
Amazing talent on display, and a great opportunity for the artists to not just showcase but also sell their art.
My budget is pretty modest but there's a couple of smaller pieces I have my eye on.
#Frog shell effigy decorated w/ turquoise & shell mosaic
Hohokam Culture (300 BCE-1450 CE)
House mound (IV). XIV (Los Muertos, AZ, USA), collected 1892
5x4.7x2.3cm (1 15/16 x 1 7/8 x 7/8 in)
Harvard Peabody Museum:
#indigenouspeople #indigenousknowledge #indigenousaustralia #indigenouspeoples #indigenousfashion #indigenousrising #haunanikaytrask #indigenouspride #🇵🇷 #🇺🇸 #maui
It's #OCTOber #OctopusDay🐙and I'm awestruck by this incredible #octopus platter! Traditional #Haida carved argillite, late 19th c., from Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands, BC, Canada). 3 x 20 x 29.6 cm. Anchorage Museum 1977.008.001: http://onlinecollections.anchoragemuseum.org/uploaded_files/1977-008-001-2.jpg
#IndigenousArt #FirstNationsArt #NativeAmericanArt #PacificNWCoastArt
#FrogFriday: tadpole bowls!
Sikyatki Ware bowls w/tadpole motifs
Ancestral Pueblo, Arizona, 1400-1625CE
While #frog iconography can be found in many world cultures, the Southwest Culture Area is one of the few I've found where tadpoles also regularly appear. I'll be featuring these pieces in my presentation on frog iconography in the Pacific NW & American SW at SECAC next week!
#IndigenousArt #NativeAmericanArt #FirstNationsArt
Heiltsuk (NW Coast, BC, Canada)
painted wood 10.2x15.2x24.1cm
Frogs are commonly encountered in NW Coast art. Can symbolize transformation, rebirth & renewal, communication & sharing of knowledge, stability, abundance, and prosperity & good luck; also important spirit helpers to shamans because of their ability to traverse between two worlds.
October is #BatAppreciationMonth! 🦇
Mace head representing a #bat
Nicoya, Costa Rica
attributed to Guanacaste-Nicoya culture, c. 1-500 CE
carved & drilled stone, 13 x 9 x 7 cm
Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian 22/9577: https://americanindian.si.edu/collections-search/objects/NMAI_244301
I have been honored to lead an episode of the Dáiddadállu #podcast starring #Sámi politician and activist Aili Keskitalo, #Inuit artist Aqqalu Berthelsen, and Sámi activist and artist Petra Laiti - on #indigenousart and reconcilliation.
Spotify link: https://spotify.link/yis94b5HvDb
So happy this is finally out! Beautiful short documentary made by Lisa Jackson and Conor McNally featuring Leanne Betasamosake Simpson's version of the iconic #WillieDunn's #IPitytheCountry
It's been a few years since Leanne, Nick Ferrio and I recorded this song after playing it at #NativeNorthAmericanGathering in Ottawa. Miigwech for watching!
Handle Spout Vessel in Form of a #Toucan
#Moche culture, North Coast Peru, 100 BCE–500 CE
Ceramic & pigment
22.9 × 17.2 cm (9 × 6 3/4 in.)
Art Institute of Chicago 1957.406: https://www.artic.edu/artworks/6326/handle-spout-vessel-in-form-of-a-toucan
#BirdsInArt #IndigenousArt #PeruvianArt
Bird Pendant (#Toucan)
Costa Rica, Central Region, 4th–7th c.
H. 2 5/8 x W. 3/4 x D. 1 7/8 in. (6.7 x 1.9 x 4.7 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 1979.206.1138: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/313330
#Cassowary Dance Costume, 20th c.
Iatmul people, Sepik River, Papua New Guinea
Rattan, raffia, shells, string, cassowary feathers, pigment
26.5 x 18.25 x 75.5 in (67.3 x 46.4 x 191.8 cm)
Harn Museum of Art S85-SPNG-G233: https://harn.emuseum.com/objects/8186/cassowary-dance-costume
You are really helping!
In years the only time I have seen scams it was non-Natives or non-Native orgs acting like they were Native or associated with Native Nations or reservations. It was never Native Indigenous people scamming.
For the latest episode of my podcast for @Flipboard, I interviewed Philbrook Assistant Curator of Native Art Kalyn Fay Barnoski.
This Storyboard has the episode plus links to everything and everyone Kalyn recommended.
The best possible #IndigenousMutualAid you can practice is to buy genuine Native/Indigenous Beadwork, Art, Jewelry, Books etc. direct from the artist/creative regularly.
Not only are you helping people survive immediately, but you are helping their future and getting great creative works!
My wife and I recently read Firekeeper's Daughter & Warrior Girl Unearthed by Indigenous author Angelline Boulley and loved the learning & listening process through the novels.
We were wondering : anyone have any recommendations for other Indigenous-authored novels?
2 beaded #frog figure pendants by Emma Marks, #Tlingit culture (Juneau, Alaska, USA)
glass beads, thread, felt backing, suede backing & strap
8.2 x 6.7 x 0.5 cm (3 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 3/16 in.)
6.8 x 8.8 x 0.7 cm (2 11/16 x 3 7/16 x 1/4 in.)
Harvard Peabody Museum 974-12-10/52237A, 974-12-10/52237C
#FirstNationsArt #NativeAmericanArt #IndigenousArt
Here's a funky friend for #FrogFriday:
#Frog #kachina, c.1960-80
Ted Puhuyesua, Diné (Navajo)
Hoatvela (Hotevilla),Third Mesa, Hopi Reservation; Navajo County, AZ, USA
carved & painted wood w/ feathers, 17.5 x 7 x 5 cm
For when #OwlAwarenessDay falls on #FrogFriday (and #FabricFriday):
Button blanket with #owls & #frogs
c. late 19th - early 20th c.
Gitxsan culture (British Columbia, Canada)
wool, cotton, shell, graphite
130 cm x 188.5 cm
UBC Museum of Anthropology 3051/7: http://collection-online.moa.ubc.ca/search/item?keywords=Gitxsan+button+blanket&row=0
This type of grey-black ceramic was a signature Chimú style.
For #SharkWeek 🦈:
Two #Shark Pendants
#Chiriquí culture (Panama / Costa Rica), 11th-16th c.
Cast gold alloy
Metropolitan Museum of Art NY display
Wari artist, Peru
on display @ the Met
“Coastal artists developed a hybrid style, combining imperial Wari iconography w/ local pottery traditions. This bottle features a modeled feline head, characteristic of the highlands, w/ the colorful slip style developed on the coast by earlier Nasca potters. Painted on the flask-like body of the vessel, the feline's claws grasp another animal, perhaps a reference to imperial reach & power.”
Chimú artist(s), Peru
Stirrup-spout bottle with #feline
on display at the Met
“Grey-black ceramics became the signature ware of the Chimú. Even though this stirrup-spout bottle was created some 2,000 years after the earliest Cupisnique vessels, its feline shape attests to the enduring traditions in ancient Peruvian ceramics.”
In this mural “Palace of the Peacock: Homage to Wilson Harris” by George Simon, who was a Guyanese Lokono Arawak artist, anthropologist, and archaeologist, the "jaguar references the form that a stalking kanaima shaman takes".
(Credit: Journal of West Indian Literature)
#FrogFriday / #FrogsForFriday:
#Moche, 100-800 CE
Part of the “Garden Nature in the Medieval World” exhibition at Dumbarton Oaks (PC.B.596)
“This supernatural creature, known as the Botanical Frog, combines frog, feline, and plant attributes.“
#Canada’s Indigenous women forcibly sterilized decades after other rich countries stopped | AP News
>A Senate report last year concluded “this horrific practice is not confined to the past, but clearly is continuing today.” In May, a doctor was penalized for forcibly sterilizing an #Indigenous woman in 2019.
https://apnews.com/article/canada-indigenous-women-sterilization-apology-reparations-ebcacc0f27b8d4c12d8690718202531d #nativeamerican #native #firstnations #aboriginal #nativepride #indigenousart #indigenouspeople
Because I cannot get enough of this beautiful airplane!