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Posts tagged ‘archaeology’

Daily Prompt Love <3 Makers

January 8, 2017

Make art inspired by the hands of the ancestors. 

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“A 6,200-year-old indigo-blue fabric from Huaca, Peru has been found by a researcher, making it one of the oldest-known cotton textiles in the world and the oldest known textile decorated with indigo blue.”

Researchers identify oldest textile dyed indigo, reflecting scientific knowledge from 6,200 years ago

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160914150426.htm

6200-year-old-indigo-fabric

Daily Prompt Love <3 Dreaming of Pirates

10/8/2016

Been helping my son put together his costume for the Renaissance Faire. He’s reaching back to his roots in the coastal lowlands of eastern North Carolina, and going as a pirate this year, appropriate since he lived the earliest years of his life only twenty miles from where the infamous Edward Teach–Blackbeard–made his home in Bath, NC. In fact, archaeologists from my alma mater, East Carolina University, worked in conjunction with the NC Department of Cultural Resources, to raise Balckbard’s ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, from those wild waters on my beloved Outer Banks. (ECU’s mascot is a Pirate 🙂 I am purple and gold forever! 🙂 )

All this work on his costume, plus, I think, the current political situation, probably led to the dream I had last night where I was pouring beer for ruffians in some steampunk version of an 18th century tavern. 

Make art about pirates. Or inspired by the word ‘pirate.’ 

blackbeard1

 

Daily Prompt Catch-Up :-) Big Family Weekend :-)

 

Daily Prompt Catch-Up 🙂

8/29/2015

All my kids coming home for a visit 🙂 Make art about visitors.

 

8/30/2015

You are my children. You are my jewels. We old ones invest our future in you.” ~Diane Samuels Make art about children, young or adult, or about parenting.

 

8/31/2015

I’m fixin to go on a sewin binge 🙂 The first known sewing needle came from southwestern France and dates to about 25,000 years ago. When I sew, I feel an endless procession of women surround me, as I, in my small way, add to the story. Make art about sewing, or needlework, or stitching something together.

ice-age sewing needles

A set of bone needles from the Cave of Courbet in the Aveyron Valley, near Toulouse, France. Believed to be over 13,000 years old.

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