Sunday, October 23, 2011
snow is upon snow . . .
can tonight be the twelfth month's
full and whitest moon?
— Matsuo Bashō (1644–1694)
One of my favorite — if simple — designs: two layered four-petal kiku herringbone stars / flowers.
Medium silvery gray thread wrap; metallic silver for S8 division lines; embroidery in dark pewter gray, medium silver gray, and light pearl gray, plus metallic silver for edging (and the obi). The haiku by Matsuo Bashō is in the bell box along with 9 brass rings. Circumference: 10.5 inches / 26.8 cm; diameter: 3.34 inches / 8.5 cm. Completed 23 October 2011 (no. 046).
Sold to benefit Kiva.org.