Thursday, January 21, 2010

"Tin Hinan"

I have always been enamored of costume and culture and I am hoping that 2010 is my year for doing alot more of these 'mixed' pieces. This is my niche, this is what makes my heart soar. Don't get me wrong... I love creating the 'more wearable' of my pieces, but it is these wild and exciting pieces that bring me to a completely different plane.

"Tin Hinan" - Her name is from the Tuareg and she is a famous ancestress of the Taureg people. The queen mother; a mythical ancestor and founder of the Tuareg language and culture. The Tuareg consider women to be the repository of culture, and a guarantor of the unity and honor of the community.

"Tin Hinan" will be on exhibit at the Studios on the Park, PRAA 1/21/10-2/21/10


  1. I LOVE it! Stunning!! Truly Stunning!

  2. That´s so beautiful!

  3. This is truly a wonderful piece. It speaks of myth and meditation. Such inspiration! Denny

  4. What a gorgeous piece. It's striking.

  5. very interesting pieces.

  6. I just discovered your blog,
    I love what you make,
    wonderful !

  7. Anonymous3:29 PM

    Thanks you my sister i am algerien and decender of my mother tinhinan you paragraph is true and we are all queen in awer comunity like her , if you have somme question i can help you
    I making somme book history from this culture i will trenslate and send you inchalah

    1. Thank you for your kind words. Any or all information on Tin Hinan is most welcome.

  8. nice job !! that's really beautiful
    from Tin Hinan ^^