Frida Kahlo Hoop Art - Frida Kahlo Art - Mexican Folk Art Inspired - Embroidered Frida Kahlo Hoop with Sequins, Beads - Folk Art Gift

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Frida Kahlo Hoop Art - Frida Kahlo Art - Mexican Folk Art Inspired - Embroidered Frida Kahlo Hoop with Sequins, Beads - Folk Art Gift

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$295.00

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Item details

Handmade item

Materials

Recycled Fabric, Muslin, Sequins, Embroidery Thread, Seed Beads, Indonesian skull bead

Dimensions

Height: 7 Inches; Width: 7 Inches

This elaborate piece of hoop art is a detailed portrait of artist Frida Kahlo, as inspired by Kahlo’s 1943 painting “Thinking About Death.” I drew the image free-hand (it is not traced), and painstakingly hand-embroidered Frida’s face on soft brown Ultrasuede. In the center of her forehead is an embroidered circle showing a placid landscape with a skull bead in the center (Expert Hayden Herrera describes this detail in the painting as a "circular window opened in her forehead" p. 167). Her hair is done up in a wrap-around braid. She is wearing a blouse of embroidered sari fabric, to which I've added sequins and decorative beadwork. The background is a tropical forest with sequined and embroidered leaves and braided, twisting, embroidered vines. I filled in the rest of the background with forest green satin stitch. I had a lot of fun thinking of creative ways to mimic the beauty and detail of this portrait. The sequin-work technique is borrowed from the tradition perfected by Haitian folk artists.

According to Hayden Herrera, “Frida's confrontation with death [in this portrait] is almost Egyptian in its imperturbability; indeed, her portrait recalls the famous bust of Nefertiti, of whom she said, 'I imagine that besides having been extraordinarily beautiful, she must have been "a wild one" and a most intelligent collaborator to her husband.'” (Herrera 167).

The wooden embroidery hoop is a 7" circle (not including the frame which adds about 1/4 inch). It will make a compelling, funky, and fun wall hanging or can be propped up on a stand. The back is covered in blue Eco-felt so none of the knots and reverse stitchwork show. To learn more about my process, please visit https://etsy.com/shop/SnapdragonOriginals/about

I will wrap your purchase in tissue paper and a colorful ribbon and ship it via USPS First Class (with insurance) within 1-3 days of receiving your order. I can also calculate expedited shipping or specialized shipping if contacted. For more information on my shipping policies, click here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/snapdragonoriginals/policy

Please contact me with any questions! If you are interested in a custom or personalized order, send me a convo! https://SnapdragonOriginals.etsy.com

This art is too delicate for young children. Background objects in photographs for display only, not included.

Interested in more folk-art inspired, handmade creations? Please visit my shop at http://SnapdragonOriginals.etsy.com
Or, check out these specific sections:
Frida Kahlo Art Dolls and Hoop Art: http://etsy.me/1JQM8SZ
Mermaid Art Dolls and Hoop Art: http://etsy.me/1PI3ZYt
Saints and Virgins: http://etsy.me/241jg1b
Day of the Dead Art, Dolls, Hoops: http://etsy.me/1TuqXs5
Anatomical Hoops and Art: http://etsy.me/1PI46mG
Ornaments: http://etsy.me/1P4MWQS
Decorative Paper Bird Garlands: http://etsy.me/1OYhSo2
DIY Kits 3-D Bird Garlands: http://etsy.me/1OYhSo2
Gift Tags: http://etsy.me/1SR5ZUI

I also make vibrant knitted creations--fingerless gloves, scarves, cowls--inspired by my love of bright, folk color combinations. Please check those out here: http://etsy.me/1TurgCY

Lastly, if you are looking for unique beads and appliqués to make your own inspired artworks, please check the supply store I run with my sister: www.twosisterssupplies.etsy.com
This elaborate piece of hoop art is a detailed portrait of artist Frida Kahlo, as inspired by Kahlo’s 1943 painting “Thinking About Death.” I drew the image free-hand (it is not traced), and painstakingly hand-embroidered Frida’s face on soft brown Ultrasuede. In the center of her forehead is an embroidered circle showing a placid landscape with a skull bead in the center (Expert Hayden Herrera describes this detail in the painting as a "circular window opened in her forehead" p. 167). Her hair is done up in a wrap-around braid. She is wearing a blouse of embroidered sari fabric, to which I've added sequins and decorative beadwork. The background is a tropical forest with sequined and embroidered leaves and braided, twisting, embroidered vines. I filled in the rest of the background with forest green satin stitch. I had a lot of fun thinking of creative ways to mimic the beauty and detail of this portrait. The sequin-work technique is borrowed from the tradition perfected by Haitian folk artists.

According to Hayden Herrera, “Frida's confrontation with death [in this portrait] is almost Egyptian in its imperturbability; indeed, her portrait recalls the famous bust of Nefertiti, of whom she said, 'I imagine that besides having been extraordinarily beautiful, she must have been "a wild one" and a most intelligent collaborator to her husband.'” (Herrera 167).

The wooden embroidery hoop is a 7" circle (not including the frame which adds about 1/4 inch). It will make a compelling, funky, and fun wall hanging or can be propped up on a stand. The back is covered in blue Eco-felt so none of the knots and reverse stitchwork show. To learn more about my process, please visit https://etsy.com/shop/SnapdragonOriginals/about

I will wrap your purchase in tissue paper and a colorful ribbon and ship it via USPS First Class (with insurance) within 1-3 days of receiving your order. I can also calculate expedited shipping or specialized shipping if contacted. For more information on my shipping policies, click here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/snapdragonoriginals/policy

Please contact me with any questions! If you are interested in a custom or personalized order, send me a convo! https://SnapdragonOriginals.etsy.com

This art is too delicate for young children. Background objects in photographs for display only, not included.

Interested in more folk-art inspired, handmade creations? Please visit my shop at http://SnapdragonOriginals.etsy.com
Or, check out these specific sections:
Frida Kahlo Art Dolls and Hoop Art: http://etsy.me/1JQM8SZ
Mermaid Art Dolls and Hoop Art: http://etsy.me/1PI3ZYt
Saints and Virgins: http://etsy.me/241jg1b
Day of the Dead Art, Dolls, Hoops: http://etsy.me/1TuqXs5
Anatomical Hoops and Art: http://etsy.me/1PI46mG
Ornaments: http://etsy.me/1P4MWQS
Decorative Paper Bird Garlands: http://etsy.me/1OYhSo2
DIY Kits 3-D Bird Garlands: http://etsy.me/1OYhSo2
Gift Tags: http://etsy.me/1SR5ZUI

I also make vibrant knitted creations--fingerless gloves, scarves, cowls--inspired by my love of bright, folk color combinations. Please check those out here: http://etsy.me/1TurgCY

Lastly, if you are looking for unique beads and appliqués to make your own inspired artworks, please check the supply store I run with my sister: www.twosisterssupplies.etsy.com

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SHIPPING ADVISORY: I will be traveling from April 6 to April 21st, so any orders placed between those dates will ship after I return from the trip. If you buy without reading this note and want me to issue a refund, let me know and I will do so as soon as I can. Otherwise, thank you for your patience!!!!

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

I want my customers to be happy with their purchases. If a problem arises, I will accept returns if contacted within 3 days of receiving your purchase. You will be responsible for all shipping costs.

Please remember that each item is handsewn, knit, embroidered, or beaded, so variations in stitching etc. is to be expected. Beyond the 3-day window, please understand that the materials I use are by their nature fragile and subject to wear and tear over time.

Shipping policies

SHIPPING ADVISORY: I will be traveling from April 6 to April 21st, so any orders placed between those dates will ship after I return from the trip. If you buy without reading this note and want me to issue a refund, let me know and I will do so as soon as I can. Otherwise, thank you for your patience!!!!

*Items ship within 1-3 business days of receiving payment, using USPS First Class. I will gladly combine multiple items in a single package whenever possible. Please allow extra time around holidays and weekends. If you need expedited shipping, please let me know so I can adjust shipping charges.

*On high priced items, I include the cost of insurance in the shipping fee. I don't usually insure items or sales under $75. If you would like insurance on a low-cost order, please let me know so that I can adjust the shipping charges. Otherwise, seller is not liable for loss or damage caused by USPS.

*All international orders will include insurance costs, due to uncertainty of overseas shipping. Will ship internationally using International First-Class mail (unless you wish to pay extra for Priority). Buyer is 100% responsible for their country's customs/VAT fees.

*If your PayPal address is different from your Etsy Account address I will try and contact you to confirm the correct address you would like your item shipped to. If I do not receive clarification within 24 hours I will ship to the address on your Etsy Account.
SHIPPING ADVISORY: I will be traveling from April 6 to April 21st, so any orders placed between those dates will ship after I return from the trip. If you buy without reading this note and want me to issue a refund, let me know and I will do so as soon as I can. Otherwise, thank you for your patience!!!!

*Items ship within 1-3 business days of receiving payment, using USPS First Class. I will gladly combine multiple items in a single package whenever possible. Please allow extra time around holidays and weekends. If you need expedited shipping, please let me know so I can adjust shipping charges.

*On high priced items, I include the cost of insurance in the shipping fee. I don't usually insure items or sales under $75. If you would like insurance on a low-cost order, please let me know so that I can adjust the shipping charges. Otherwise, seller is not liable for loss or damage caused by USPS.

*All international orders will include insurance costs, due to uncertainty of overseas shipping. Will ship internationally using International First-Class mail (unless you wish to pay extra for Priority). Buyer is 100% responsible for their country's customs/VAT fees.

*If your PayPal address is different from your Etsy Account address I will try and contact you to confirm the correct address you would like your item shipped to. If I do not receive clarification within 24 hours I will ship to the address on your Etsy Account.

Additional policies

SHIPPING ADVISORY: I will be traveling from April 6 to April 21st, so any orders placed between those dates will ship after I return from the trip. If you buy without reading this note and want me to issue a refund, let me know and I will do so as soon as I can. Otherwise, thank you for your patience!!!!

*All items are created in a smoke-free home.
*I do have a Corgi (dog) who sheds quite a lot, and on occasion, her hairs have crept into a craft item or two. I will do my best to avoid that, but anyone with severe pet allergies should be aware. Thanks!

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