Sunday, February 20, 2011

Southern Nigerian Matryoshka

Southern Nigerian Matryoshka Close-Up Portrait

Southern Nigerian Matryoshka

Introducing my Southern Nigerian Matryoshka, another wonderful culture suggested to me. While doing my research I marveled at all the beautiful Gele head wraps I found. I hope I did the Gele justice. Also, I continue to be amazed by how many cultures in our world wear red beads of some kind. I can't help but group my Matryoshkas (in my head) into categories based on similarities. I have the red bead girls (Polish, Brazilian, Dutch, Croatian, Italian, Ukrainian, and now Southern Nigerian), the gold girls (Cambodian, Pakistani, Russian, Greek, Afghan), the jasmine flower girls (Cambodian, Pakistani, Japanese), the list goes on and on. It is such fun.

In the months ahead I am going to be posting suggested groupings of Matryoshkas based on color, region, and season. I hope you find these posts helpful. My first grouping suggestion is my fiery red and light aqua blue color combination Matryoshkas. Happy decorating! :)

12 comments:

Julie-ann F Bowden said...

loving your new multi people art! Gorgeous!
lovexx
Julie

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you Julie! You are so kind! :)

Holly said...

She is stunning! The head wrap looks perfect. It sounds like you learn quite a bit through your art.

Amy Perrotti said...

Hi Holly, Thank you! Yes, I love people and cultures and enjoy learning. :)

The Art of Family said...

The grouping is a wonderful idea - for a wall piece! Absolutely love the colors here.

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you The Art of Family! I am a big fan of orangey colors and blues. I have a collection of prints I've collected from Etsy Artists and I am drawn predominantly to that color scheme. :)

Julie-ann F Bowden said...

So lovely to hear from you Amy, thank you!
I agree with you on the orange and blue. My favorite pram was in these two colours. Pushing baby, thoughs were the days!
lovexx
Julie

Louise Elizabeth. Textile Designs ♥ said...

Amy you have so many cool Matroyshka's now :D - I have nominated you for a 'Stylish Blogger' Award. Louise x

Louise Elizabeth. Textile Designs ♥ said...

Stylish Blogger

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you Louise Elizabeth! I enjoy your blog very much. :)

Natalie Jean (Bottoms) Kelsey said...

Love this! Just gorgeous.

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you! I'm glad. :)