MEDICINE BASKETS, DRUMS, RATTLES, POUCHES, WEARABLE ART
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prototype/sample for the Wearable Art Alpaca WOOL COAT Series sz MED
LAST COAT! sz MED
This beautiful one of a kind coat is one of the prototypes I made while I was designing and working out the pattern and sewing process for the one of a kind Wearable Art Alpaca Wool coat series.
It has in seam pockets and is NOT reversible. I usually keep the prototypes for myself and wear them as advertisement, but I'm getting into bare minimalist mode so LUCKY YOU!
While it does still fall in the 'well made' category, it is not up to MY standards to sell as a full price work of art.
It's made from same scrumptious silky soft and warm luxurious Ecuadorian alpaca wool as the other coats and has well over 20 hours of my creativity, design, love and craftswomanship in it.
sz MED Chest 38", Shoulder to Shoulder 17", Hip 44", Sleeve roll cuff adjustable length, Length 38"
PRAIRIE HOME sz M Alpaca Wool one-of-a-kind Reversible Coat
One of a kind comfy hand crafted reversible coat made from silky soft and warm luxurious Ecuadorian alpaca wool.
MEDIUM sz 10ish, Shoulder 17", Chest 40", Hips 44", Sleeve roll cuff adjustable, Length 36"
RED ROAD sz L Alpaca Wool one-of-a-kind Reversible Coat
One of a kind comfy hand craftedreversible coat made from silky soft and warm luxurious Ecuadorian alpaca wool.
LARGE sz14ish,Shoulder 18", Bust 42", Hip 44", Length 47", 3 Button Front
The PRECIOUS Series 2019
As the MOTHER PINE Medicine Basket was coming to completion, the fires in the Amazon broke out... and through me came 'AMAZON BURNING'...and then 'WOMAN',....and 'DREAMING INTO BEING'.....and 'STORM ON THE MESA'.... and finally.....'SNAKE HELPIN SPIRIT BOWL'.
Life is precious.
#1 of the PRECIOUS Series 2019
Oregon Ponderosa Pine needles, woven with natural and dyed raffia, saturated with beeswax.
6" x 6"
DREAMING INTO BEING
DREAMING INTO BEING
#4 of the PRECIOUS series 2019
Oregon Ponderosa Pine needles, raffia, feathers, shell buttons, and turquoise chips, saturated in beeswax.
5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
#2 of the PRECIOUS Series 2019Oregon Ponderosa Pine needles. woven with natural and dyed raffia, saturated in beeswax.
#3 in The PRECIOUS Series 2019
Oregon Ponderosa Pine needles, raffia, shell. buttons, vertebrae bones, and beads, saturated in beeswax.
6" x 6"
STORM ON THE MESA
STORM ON THE MESA
#5 ofThe PRECIOUS Series 2019
Oregon Ponderosa Pine needles, woven with natural and dyed raffia, adorned with wool yarn.
7 1/2" x 6 1/2"
The Spiral series was a deep dive and immersion. An entire season of devotion to my Spirit, nature, solitude, healing, and basket weaving.
I intentionally cultivated a reciprocal relationship with the elements of wild nature in daily practice while camped on a hidden creek that became a nourishing companion and friend.
It wasn’t a matter of imagining or envisioning the baskets and then creating them. As the artist, I found that the materials I gathered, worked together through me, and the baskets emerged, wowing even me.
They are the result of my intimacy with the nature I was living in, the depth of intimacy with myself, my spirit and the creek.
No coincidence that each of these have a spiral.
Contributing factors being my study, healing and work with holographic kinetics, the holographic and fractal nature of life itself, transmuting and understanding trauma. Turning it into beauty. Into medicine.
That beauty and medicine came through these baskets and I offer them to you.
WOW, Spiral Series 1
5 1/2" x 3"
WILD, Spiral Series
Roadkill found and tanned snake skin, repurposed yarn, braided sweetgrass, misc feathers, pine needles woven with natural rafia.
6" x 4 1/2"
BEAUTIFUL DREAMER, Spiral Series
7" x 4 1/2"
SPIRAL SERIES 4
This bowl is made with natural and walnut dyed pine needles, dyed red Torrey pine needles and rafia. Inside and outside are coated with beeswax.
10 1/2" x 3 1/2"
SPIRAL SERIES 2
12" x 3"
SPIRAL SERIES 3
Outside of bowl coated in beeswax.
9 1/2" x 3"
Back in 2017, a mutual friend introduced John Mahkewa, a Tewa Hopi Artist and Elder, and I, via email.
She wrote; “I wanted to introduce you because you both have such a special gift in common- you have come back to us from death. You were also both on deep spiritual journeys before and after. I hope you can talk by phone and someday you can meet in person. If I am not there, I look forward to hearing all about it. Please let me know if I can support your meeting in any way.”
It took us 2 years, as John lives in Yuma AZ and I….well….have been driving all over the map, but we committed to meeting and have finally come to be in the same place….camped under a tree in Sebastopol.
It feels a bit like we’ve taken up where we left off from another lifetime.
We’ve been collaborating making drums and rattles.
They’ll be posted for sale soon!
With deep appreciation and love to our dear friend who has since passed, for her foresight and introduction.
We honor and dedicate the fruits of our meeting to her.
EAGLE MEDICINE Medicine Drum
This stunning and powerful 20" EAGLE MEDICINE Medicine Drum is a collaborative work by Medicine Woman Francesca Oldani and Tewa Hopi Artist and Elder John Mahweka.
Drum and adornments made by Francesca, painted artwork by John.
Blueing dyed BUFFALO rawhide on 2" wood frame, Macaw, Guinae hen, and Peacock feathers, tail of horse hair hangs, goat hair tufts, cultured pearls, vintage glass beads, and leather adornments.
Comes with a beater.
20" drum, 45" with hanging adornments.
Payment plans considered, email to discuss.
DESERT MESSENGER MEDICINE DRUM
14" Blueing dyed Buffalo rawhide drum made by Francesca
Artwork by Tewa Hopi artist and elder John Mahkewa felt marker.
EAGLES PRAYER MEDICINE DRUM
9" Horse Medicine Drum made by Francesca Oldani,
Artwork by Tewa Hopi Artist and elder John Mahweka
Horse rawhide, acrylic paint, felt markers, watercolors, feathers, leather and copper cones.
Shipping costs usually billed separately when its known how much it costs to ship.
The TULE Series 2018
MEDICINE BASKETS & POUCHES
Approx 5" x 3 1/2"
Turquoise Paint Globbed Mulch, Torrey Pine Needles, Morning Glory and other Flowers, Corn Husks from Ceremonial Corn, Feathers, Plastic Bag Shreds, Silver and Linen threads, Raffia
Approx 3" x 4"
Approx 4"x6 1/2"x 1 1/2"
A rustic and solid little coiled Medicine Basket woven with pine needles, leather, cedar bark cordage, recycled silk sari yarn, artificial sinew.
Approx 2"x3 1/2"
TREE OF LIFE
Basket is made with twined Cedar Bark.
Approx 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Feathers, Purple and Linen Threads Natural and Dyed. Torrey Pine Needles, Dog and Cat Fur, Blue Sweater Offerings.
Approximately 1" x 2 3/4"
The proceeds from your purchases, and donations are greatly appreciated and support me on my Medicine Path, as an Elder, Artist, Teacher and Service to Earth and Humanity.
Most orders within the USA are shipped Priority Mail within 3 days of receiving your order with no problems. There are occasional questions and issues with shipping outside the USA. These are addressed as they come up. If you have any questions about shipping or an order, please contact me using the CONTACT page and we will find the best possible solution.