Beads and Pieces Collection

Title: 
Beads and Pieces Collection

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Object Name: 
Large Bowl
Title: 
Beads and Pieces Collection
Accession Number: 
2010.5.2
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 23 cm, W: 36.4 cm, D: 31.2 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
Material: 
Inscription: 
ARTECNICA
signature
Stamped/Pressed On underside of bowl
Primary Description: 
Ceramic (white with black glaze), glass beads, thread; hand-crafted and assembled. Large black bowl with a shallow interior, decorated on one side with a group of black ceramic flowers and on the other side by a section of woven pink and black beads. A band of black beads decorate the bowl just below the rim and around the flowers.