Saturday, January 28, 2006

Cultural Kleptomania and cheap chinese crap; Revisited.

I'm not raggin' on Winnipeg, in particular; I'm seeing more and more noxious junk like this, all over the place.

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Plastic hoop-painting/sculpture thingies, as candle holders.

Plastic hoop-painting/sculpture thingies, as candle holders.



Plastic tipis, with cute, separate

Plastic tipis, with cute, separate "hearth" (not shown).



Dreamcatchers, hoop paintings and  feathers,

Dreamcatchers, hoop paintings and feathers, "Oh my"."




Dreamcatchers, hoop paintings and  feathers,

Dreamcatchers, hoop paintings and feathers, "Oh my".



The offender.

The offender.




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8 comments:

northwindigo said...

What's really sad is walking in to the local tribally owned & operated convenience store/casino and seeing the "native" crafts there intermingled with the asian wares...Even the native made items are beginning to look Chinese... & some of the subject matter? Makes one shudder...sad to see.

JLB said...

Oh my indeed.

will said...

when i was in india i saw dreamcatchers and teepees for sale at the hippie market in anjun,goa. if it are made by Indians in India is it an indian craft?

Hoka-shay-honaqut said...

"if it are made by Indians in India is it an indian craft?"

Ahh, the eternal "Who was Indian first?" question. Although I cannot provide the final answer, I give you my Socratic method:
-Wasn't India known as Hindustan, until fairly recently?
-Where did Columbus think he was going; The "Indies" or the "Orient"?

Hoka-shay-honaqut said...

Forget that last gibberish. I haven't slept for nearly two days.

will said...

columbus shmolumbus! the chinese found you first! now they making dreamcatchers! ironical?

Clint said...

It shows that we still need to educate the market a lot about what is authentic and what is not.

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