Tours, travels, hikes and journeys!

Weeks ago,  I went to the Mingei Museum, at Balboa Park, in San Diego, CA. They had this wonderful display entitled ” Made in America: Craft Icons of the 50 States.”.  It was a wonderful display and I have some photos to share with you.  Please come check it out if you are in the area.  February is 1/2 off museum month and you can pick up a pass at any Macy’s store during the month of Feb..

I also went to the Museum of Art and loved their “The Art of Music” exhibit.

Here are some photos I took:

The first one is a “Signature Quilt”.

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Here is a close up view. I thought perhaps each person had signed the quilt piece and then the signature was embroidered, but then realized that the penmanship was the same for all the signatures.

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The next quilt is another signature quilt.

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The third quilt is another signature quilt made by Elizabeth Dorks Nettle in 1891.

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Next is a photo of an Oglala Lakota Beaded Vest made in 1928 at Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.  And a beaded cradle board made by Todd Yellow Cloud in 1993, at Pine Ridge.

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This lovely Navajo Yei’s Vessel was made by Mary Holiday Black, in 2007, in Monument Valley.

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This is a Navajo rug made in 1910-1920, “Corn with Birds.” The Dough bowl is a late 20th century beauty made at the Santa Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico. 

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This is just a small sampling of this extensive exhibit, plus, there are several other exhibits at the museum, so come check it out. http://www.mingei.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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