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Post two of two: awesome headdresses







The other day I found out that the Daasanach people of Ethiopia make gorgeous headdresses using bottle caps. I've always liked bottle caps: they're pretty colors, nice shapes, and they make a great noise. I like pretty much any art that uses them, and self adornment? Brilliant.

They give a sense of abundance and joy. Here are a couple of examples:


Source

This I like because the beads remind me of acorns--a headdress combining acorns and bottle caps is fabulous.


Photo by the talented Eric Lafforgue, a portrait artist I love. Source

I wonder if I could decorate a hairband with bottle caps and acorns.


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yamamanama
Jan. 8th, 2016 03:51 pm (UTC)
Have you seen this at the MFA?

http://mfas3.s3.amazonaws.com/objects/SC250661.jpg

Edited at 2016-01-08 03:51 pm (UTC)
asakiyume
Jan. 8th, 2016 03:54 pm (UTC)
WOW!

No, I had not.
queenoftheskies
Jan. 8th, 2016 04:04 pm (UTC)
I love bottle caps, too. Almost everything had a cap when I was growing up and they came in such fabulous colors!

Those headdresses are spectacular!
asakiyume
Jan. 8th, 2016 04:17 pm (UTC)
I have a big jar of them and have wanted to make something cool out of them. Now I'm thinking I'll put them on clothes and a headband. It will be fabulous.
queenoftheskies
Jan. 8th, 2016 04:31 pm (UTC)
They would be beautiful...and also quite musical, I'd imagine. :D
sartorias
Jan. 8th, 2016 09:54 pm (UTC)
Those are pretty awesome, but then I think anything worn by those beautiful young people would be graced by their beauty.
asakiyume
Jan. 9th, 2016 04:10 am (UTC)
So right! So much beauty.
cmcmck
Jan. 9th, 2016 11:58 am (UTC)
Wonderful pics! :o)
asakiyume
Jan. 10th, 2016 04:23 pm (UTC)
:-)
heliopausa
Jan. 9th, 2016 12:47 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you could! You can jingle when you dance! (You know about lagerphones, I suppose?)
asakiyume
Jan. 10th, 2016 04:25 pm (UTC)
I had forgotten about them--certainly didn't remember them by name--but when I went to the video, I realized, yes I did know what they were. Great invention!
amaebi
Jan. 9th, 2016 05:14 pm (UTC)
When I was little, my father used to tell us stories of the knight Sir James J. Jimsie (and his squire, whose name I forget-- oh, no, it Clarry C. Clarence), who served Queen Gwendolyn G. Gwenny*. At the beginning of every story Sir James and Clarry ate an enormous and thoroughly itemized breakfast, and at the end they received medals made from bottlecaps, from Queen Gwendolyn. I always imagined Crush caps, which I thought festive.

* Catherine was my mother's name. At one point there was a saga in which Sir James and the virtuous forces of good Queen Gwendolyn battled the forces of evil Queen Catherine C. Cathy. I loved the saga, but really, I wonder what was going on between my parents. Which was, in fact, always quite a mystery.
asakiyume
Jan. 10th, 2016 04:25 pm (UTC)
Haha, yes, I wonder how your mom felt about the stories.
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