Found only in the upper slopes of the largest mountain in the world, Mauna Kea, Hawaii, the Palila birds are critically endangered.
Hand sewn and woven with needle, thread, Czech, Japanese glass seed beads and 14k gold filled ear wire. Measures approximately 6.25" in length
Salihah Moore is an artist and designer based outside Boulder, Colorado. Gathering inspiration from textiles and contemporary design, Salihah strives to make new the ancient craft of weaving seed beads together. Although she'll have moments of vision in color palette or pattern, most of her creations form naturally from the making process and are not premeditated.
Originally from Northern California and Philadelphia, Salihah developed a deep love affair with the ocean, sand, flora, and fauna of the Pacific coast. Working with the seed beads reminds her of sifting through sand grains as a child and being in awe of the hues and variations.
photo of Moore by Rebecca Stumpf