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aloha,
i am a humanist.
and an artist.
it is easy to be both.

i am blessed to live in the high desert of Central Mexico.
i am challenged to live in the Now.
i am passionate about life,
my bags, my family, and chocolate.

here is why i do what i do.......

NOMADIC BAGS
…for where life takes you...

In the beginning, we made things by hand.
We moved from place to place, following the flow of our lives.

Our possessions were a part of the road we wandered.
When they grew tired, we found a new job for them…
We kept them near, to touch and find comfort…

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  • Joined April 13, 2009

Favorite materials

wool kilims, suzni embroidery, cotton, silk, all fabrics

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NOMADIC BAGS...for where life takes you

About

aloha,
i am a humanist.
and an artist.
it is easy to be both.

i am blessed to live in the high desert of Central Mexico.
i am challenged to live in the Now.
i am passionate about life,
my bags, my family, and chocolate.

here is why i do what i do.......

NOMADIC BAGS
…for where life takes you...

In the beginning, we made things by hand.
We moved from place to place, following the flow of our lives.

Our possessions were a part of the road we wandered.
When they grew tired, we found a new job for them…
We kept them near, to touch and find comfort in.

In the twentyfirst century modern man stays put.
We use mass produced goods, without a thought.
Then we discard them, without a thought.

For some people, the call of the road never dies. For some people, something made by hand carries the energy of it’s journey…


Each NOMADIC BAG
is designed and constructed by hand,
from recycled textiles.

These hand-knotted/woven rugs, hand stitched hangings, and appliqued quilts, were created and treasured and used by the Nomadic tribes of Persia (Iran), Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Despite the wars and hardships that pervade their daily lives, the memories of these Nomadic peoples are long, and their hands still know the ways to make textiles which last for generations...

Some pieces have come to me already made into saddlebags, salt bags, camel bags, horse bags or bedding bags.

These I reinforce with heavy cotton or upholstery thread, then line, trim and recreate with stitchery and fetishes.

Others I assemble from old bag-faces and remnants of kilims, giving them
new life. I love to marry these treasured goods with thrift store finds: throwaway finery from a throwaway culture...

NOMADIC bags look homemade, because they are.
There are no velcro or zippers here. The straps and closures are organic and old-fashioned. The touch of the worn fabric is comforting to the hand....

Each bag is unique.
Each is destined to be loved and owned
by a conscious nomadic soul.

And each carries the message
that the weaving of worlds,
makes us all one...

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