Bedouin mirror November 10, 2015 16:59

A lovely antique Bedouin mirror my friend Marilyn gave me is the inspiration for those new textile framed mirrors. The Bedouin women carry those on their camels through the desert. The little bottle on top is unlikely to be for water but possibly for their kohl make up? I have googled this but so far could not get an explanation...they are made from old Kelim carpets IMG_8713 Here is the '&Banana' version made with Carole Nevin hand painted textiles. Ethnic with a modern twist however I omitted the little bottle until I understand its use! .collage mirrors Bongi and Tembi sewing them by hand, 'Al Fresco'. IMG_8709IMG_8676