Kuanza, my bro-in-law, is back from Shanghai for a few weeks. Being his usual generous self, he brought presents and this is one I esp love, a cinnabar bottle. He picked it up at an open-air market serving locals in Ulan Bator, from a vendor who specialized in snuff bottles. The carvings are clear and crisp, and you know I love nearly anything red.
I've slowed down, maybe coming down with a cold, and rag basket embellishment is taking longer than planned ... or maybe making beaded stars and flowers is fun and I'm taking my time!