Sometimes when I’m wandering around a thrift store I’ll see something that’s totally not my style.
But at the same time there’s something about it that I find very cool, and even though my common sense tells me that I shouldn’t love it… I do.
It’s a gut thing, and can’t really be explained.
This often happens with unusual things, things that are a complete mystery to me.
And a great price doesn’t hurt either.
Does this ever happen to you?
I found this beautiful $5 framed lady hanging near the entry way of my local thrift store.
When I first went in I didn’t see her, so I’m guessing she was hung up while I was doing my rounds.
She’s framed in a 16 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ wooden shadow box with a plastic front.
And a paper covered back.
At first I thought she was Asian, but now I’m not sure.
Maybe Mexican, or Spanish?
I love all the floral details in her hair, and she even has earrings!
Is that a baby chicken coming out of her hair? lol
She reminds me a little bit of Carmen Miranda. She wore crazy hats and headresses in old movies.
She’s made up of pieces that are put together on what looks like burlap.
It’s hard to tell what she’s made out of because I can’t open the frame up.
Some of the pieces are laid in a 3D way like paper tole, and they’re tied together with some kind of twine and knots.
By the positioning of her arms I’m wondering if she’s dancing.
Maybe a flamenco dancer?
In this close up you can see that there are cut outs in the mystery material, which has then been painted with these stunning colors.
I tried to do some research but came up with nothing, so I have no idea how old she is or where she came from.
What do you think? Any ideas?
Who the heck is she, and what is she doing?
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!