Celaje (Color Of Clouds)
Round diameter 4 ½”, height 2 ½” Black horsehair, white and black sinew, hand stamped sterling silver, red seed beads This basket was created in tribute to the color of clouds we have here in the west. Against the clear turquoise sky our clouds range from pure white to intense red orange, depending on the time of day. A lot of times you can see the smaller clouds moving fast with the wind currents in the upper atmosphere. “Celaje” is the Spanish for these fast moving colorful clouds. On this basket I have tried to incorporate the white clouds with the white sinew stitching and the brilliant red clouds with the red seed beads. I have become a good observer of our clouds in the morning and evening, when I go out to feed my two horses.