C'oc'o reminded me of Madama Butterfly, from the Puccini opera. Her real name is Ciocio san, which is pronounced cho cho, and is the Japanese word for butterfly. If you are a music lover, then you know the story of Madama Butterfly. It's not a happy one, but here is Kiri Te Kanawa singing 'Un Bel Di Verdrimo.' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddFj_eMPCnE
So naturally, I was thinking about butterflies. When I got back home, I dug out 2 butterflies that I had made years ago. One is beaded, and the other is woven with thread on cedar bark warps. I decided to present them on folded bark baskets, and here are the results.
|Birch bark pouch with cedar cordage|
|Cherry bark, with curly filbert twigs|
http://tabletopwhale.com/2014/08/27/42-butterflies-of-north-america.html This butterfly chart appeared on my FB page today. Good timing!