Daily Archives: July 4, 2016

SIA: Independence

Style Imitating Art

To my readers in the United States, happy Fourth of July! To any of my readers in Canada, happy belated Canada Day! To readers everywhere else, happy Monday!

It’s my turn to host the Style Imitating Art challenge and in honor of American Independence Day, I wanted to choose a piece related to independence. But not necessarily American independence. What did I end up with? This:

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Ntombephi “Induna” Ntobela, My Sea, My Sister, My Tears, 2011, glass beads sewn onto fabric

Click the image to see the full piece

This is a piece of beaded artwork from an exhibition called Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence. According to the website, this is:

a new form of bead art, the ndwango, developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

There are many beautiful pieces in this exhibition so I highly recommend you visit the website and see them all. It was tough to pick just one!

But, if you want to use the one I did pick for your inspiration just take a picture of your outfit and send it to looplooks@gmail.com by next Monday evening so you can be included in the outfit round-up on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Hope to see your outfits soon!