For this piece eight members of two Huichol families took the task to create a piece of art, seven months in the making, by using more than two million glass beads and a vintage Volkswagen as a canvas. Inspired by the designs of Francisco Bautista, a patriarch of one of the families, they incorporated their traditional indigenous theologies and cultural symbols with modern vernacular.
The two Huichol Indian yarn "paintings I have are among my most prized possessions. Created by the Huichol Indians of Mexico, the yarn is applied to a support of bees wax. Their work is among the most beautiful and original of Mexican folk art. Seeing one isn't seeing them all. But they all provide endless fascination in variety of content and amazing combination of color, design and skill.
Knitta Please's Magda Sayeg Is Covering the World in Yarn!
Yarn bombing -- the practice of knitting cozy, psychedelic sweaters and scarves for inanimate objects on the street -- grew to prominence in the middle of last decade, and it doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon. Leading the charge is Magda Sayeg, founder of Knitta Please, who has been called "the mother of yarn bombing"