Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Fiji Mermaid

A prim and painted figure of old, the Fiji mermaid appears in bright colors and faded fabrics in honor of P.T. Barnum's celebrated sideshow humbug.

Her raggedy hair is made from strips of fabric, her face hand-drawn. Her primitive make-do knots and stitches close the back of her mertail and add scales to her fishy lower half.

The Fiji Mermaid emerges from the sea to appear in Cordwood Cabin's Etsy summer shop HERE.

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