Bandolier Bags: Balance

Motifs inspired by Moundbuilder pottery motifs.

Often in Mississippian pottery, we see similar scroll-like motifs - one spiral flowing smoothly into another just like it. Some of these motifs evolved from Mississippian pottery to Southeastern Woodlands beadwork. Besides being pleasant to view, these motifs remind us of the wisdom of making room for equal amounts of the Upper World's perfect order and the Lower World's utter chaos, in order to produce a balance in our lives. Peace, harmony, beauty, joy, and good health will result.

Materials: Red wool, Czech glass seed beads, satin ribbon, yarn and brass trade beads.