August 8, 2009

Beautiful Breastplate

Not too sure about the functionality part, but I simply love the color combination and unexpected blend of fabric weaves and what looks like shells and Pandanus.

"I have salvaged the ruins of our most basic and most treasured fala (mat) by weaving new designs to shape it into a Samoan ula, or breastplate. Weaving this breastplate connects skills that I have learnt here in my new home to our ancient village craft, our stories, language and relationships"