Posts tagged roanoke
Posts tagged roanoke
VIRGINIA REPRESENT!!! ^_^ *cheers wildly*
This isn’t my group, but a big part of my heart was down there w/them yesterday. :) I know a few of them dansahs, and there are some SUPER ladies down there. ^_^ Ain’t they booful???
GOOOOO ROANOKE! ^_^
Kuchi at the rock show!! ^_^
*giggles* Over the weekend my friend Harmony & I went to a great gem & rock show in Roanoke. ^_^ (I am a HUGE rock hound, love to bead, and also happen to be a major fan of anything quartz or moonstone. :)) In the process, we came across a FABOO stand- one which I absolutely would not have thought to find at such a venue. It was an -enormous- set of tables grouped in an “m” formation, all of which were literally COVERED in gorgeous carpets, dripping w/stone goods and decorated w/silver Kuchi jewelry like you would not believe! :)
Though it’s likely something relatively common amongst bellydancing venues, I simply had to share it w/yall. :) I’ve only seen one other like it (at DragonCon, if I recall rightly..). ..Granted, I’ve never been to a real bellydance gathering (thanks to a total lack of available funds), ..but ‘ey, I know bellydancers would eat this stuff up, so these vendors should -totally- hit up the dance festival circuit! :D
Sadly, everything there was out of my price range (being that I am indeed dirt poor), but it was all antique and hand-tooled silver from Pakistan & thereabouts, and oh my GORDS did they have beautiful pieces!! Their pendants had all kinds of stones in them, and despite their mega thickness & size, turned out to be deceptively light. Each individual, vintage Kuchi pendant seemed to range in price from about $65 all the way up to $500+, but I’m sure that given the craftsmanship and the age, every penny would be totally worth it.
The guys staffing the booth were pretty nice, and (oddly) seemed to have little idea of how well their wares would go over among bellydancers- so I promised to send ‘em a list of events, in hopes to share their pieces w/more of you. :)
So if you’re in the market for some loverly Middle Eastern goodies, go on over to AfghanTribalArts.com and snag a piece or two. :) -And if ya do, tell ‘em Ylluria sent you. ;)