20. Jun, 2022

On the Home straight Now

The reliquary is sewn together and I am auditioning feathers to go on the top closure part. I am also thinking of adding some tassels in the corners - it will be over the top but has been fun to make. Originally the feathers were to go around the top of the base but they were too long and when I tried them on the top the reliquary took on the assemblage of a Maori cloak which is pertinent for what I am working on with the scholarship I received so I think I will go with this. The seagrass cords go through a narrow opening (currently a small cotton reel) to pull the tops up together. I think I will add beads to the ends of them so they can't pull out but I that might need a trip to Mokau to collect the shells or shell parts that I have in mind