Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tribal bag and African mosaics

Time flies.

I have just realised it has been 10 days since my last post.

The picture above illustrates what is considered as one of the trends of the moment. The New York Times proclaims that the "IT" Bag has gone Tribal this season (source of information fashion trendsetter.)

Those who have been following this blog from the beginning know of my love for beadwork and this is what has driven me to associate the tribal bag with mosaic; talking not of mosaic art itself but "other art forms that resemble mosaic art and its patters".

I am not a fan of tribal fashion but ancient mosaics and in this case Roman African mosaics are worth looking into for inspiration. 

The term "tribal" however baffles me like the word "ethnic". I don't like it when they coin terms and then forget about the source or what that term really implies or what are the principles it entails. 

Enjoy the rest of the SUNday. No sun here but feeling good.........

ps: the bag is designed by Silvia Tcherassi. Read more here.


  1. Love your style! Great find and I hope your Sunday is awesome.

  2. Kαλή εβδομάδα ... πάντα πολύ ενδιαφέρουσες οι αναρτήσεις σου !!!

  3. Ancient North African mosaics are wonderful, some day I hope to see them in person.

    Is it just my perception, or do the ancient peoples always put 'human' type faces on lions? Even on Delos, the lion statues seem a bit 'stylized' / not realistic.

  4. I love the tribal style bag, no easy work there for all the beadings and fripperies, but what a find that bag is, FABULOUS!!!


  5. these are very nice! thanks for the link. :) i especially love the next to last one, so intricate!
    you are right about these words, ethnic and tribal... without stating what ethnicity or what tribe... (still, i'm afraid i use them sometimes, too).

  6. Εξαιρετικά ενδιαφέρον. Καλό Σαββατοκυρίακο.

  7. I love that you have such a unique subject for your blog. Lovely :)


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