Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Hårnäver - Swedish Inspirations

At Powwow we rescued some pieces of birch bark from the garbage.  I think they were too small for the artist's project, but they were like gold for us.  I have long had designs on some of the amazing birch bark earrings I have been seeing.  In looking for birch bark projects and earring designs I came across these two pictures of a “Hårnäver” a headdress from Norra Ny in Värmland! (Sweden)

I was inspired by how these captured the spirit of the Métis and decided to make on for myself.  I don't have quite enough hair for the braids, but I was very happy about how this turned out.  It was nice working with the birch and learning about how to sew it together.

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