Beads and Pieces Collection

Title: 
Beads and Pieces Collection

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Object Name: 
Bottle
Title: 
Beads and Pieces Collection
Accession Number: 
2010.5.1
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 40.2 cm, W: 22.3 cm, D: 16.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
designed in 2006
Web Description: 
This collection is part of Artecnica’s “Design with Conscience” Project, which is a program to manufacture products in accordance with humanitarian and environmentally friendly principles. Since 2002, Artecnica has invited well-known international designers, such as Hella Jongerius, to work with artisans in need around the world, assisting communities by invigorating local commerce. Jongerius enjoys combining materials, and she has made several designs that unite glass and ceramic. For the “Beads and Pieces” vessels, which are handmade by indigenous Peruvian men and women, she incorporated traditional Shipibo patterns into her design for the woven beadwork.
Provenance: 
Artecnica, Source
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
ARTECNICA
signature
Stamped On underside of bottle
Primary Description: 
Ceramic (white with black glaze), wooden beads, glass beads, ribbon, nylon string; hand-crafted and assembled. Large black bottle shape with "necklace" of white-washed wooden beads around the lower portion of the neck that extend down into a folded scarf-like attachment with two black ceramic flowers near the top. Around the lower body is an band of woven pink and black glass beads in a heart and key pattern tied with a pink ribbon.