Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday's Birds With a Twist

I had the opportunity to see a lovely decorative item from Guatemala.

I was stunned by the over 100 different birds that adorned the poncho.
Or is it a serape?  I am going to have to get clarification. 

As best I could tell each and every bird was unique - there was no duplication.

Look at the bird on the upper left hanging upside down.
And I like how the birds 'intrude' from their space into their neighbor's.

I am thinking the bottom left bird might be a hummingbird of some sort.

Flying birds, strutting birds...

upside-down seed eating birds!

File:Resplendent Quetzal.jpg
Wikicommons photo contributed by Joseph C. Boone
The Resplendent Quetzal is the national bird of Guatemala.
Let's go an see one! 

12 comments:

Marlene jones said...

Lucky you, it's a beautiful garment.

chickenchupacabra said...

Wow! that poncho is somethin'! The "intruding" birds make it all the more intriguing.

diamondc said...

Beautiful poncho, the bird is so striking to look at what beautiful colors.

Catherine

Vickie said...

Oh my! What a unique piece of art. Love it. Makes you wanna buy it, doesn't it?!

Kate said...

Wow! That is stunning. Thanks for sharing your pics.

Margaret said...

I love that poncho! Is it embroidered? It's really spectacular!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Wow, so much detail and so many gorgeous birds.

Andrea said...

Wow a stunning garment.

Carol said...

Such a unique piece of fiber art--I can only imagine how much time and patience went into that piece!

Frances N said...

I do love that bird art--not sure what it is--poncho? wall hanging? But it certainly looks "made for you"!!!!! I hope you can sneak it to your house!!!
That bird photo is absolutely beautiful! So amazing and colorful!!

Barb said...

That is absolutely beautiful! I wonder if they have all those colorful birds or if some were the imagination of the designer.

Melanie said...

It's beautiful. So much work! And not just the stitching but planning it all out. Amazing!