An honored request from activist and writer Canyon Sam, this bag is based on her book. Sky Train: Tibetan Women on the Edge of History. PEN/Open Book Award.
created with undyed Himalayan and domestic Yak wool. dyed and undyed eco Peruvian highland wool.
a thread of deep brown yak wool is woven throughout symbolizes the struggle for cultural continuity and the hope for perseverance for the Tibetan people.
bag in process before felting.
after felting more subtle intricately integrated fibers emerge.
the process continues