Curried Myrrh: hand made accessories and refashioned clothing for the modern tribe
Curry: a blend of spices including cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, fenugreek, chili, nutmeg, mace, black pepper, ginger, turmeric, tamarind, fennel, coriander and cumin used in cooking sauces originating in Asia, India and North Africa; and dating as far back as 1700 b.c. As found in writings from the Babalonian Mesopotamian Valley. These individual spices are indigenous to countries in the Mediterranean, Southern India, Sri Lanka, Southern Europe, Indonesia and Asia.
Myrrh: an aromatic gum resin from the commiphora myrrha tree; native to the Arabian deserts and parts of Africa. Used medicinally as an anti- septic, anti-inflammatory to prevent infection and clean wounds. So valuable in ancient history, at one time equal in weight value to gold. Associated with feminine properties. Healing~Uplifting~Purifying. One of the gifts of the Wise Men to the Christ child.
Curried Myrrh is artisan enterprise creating accessories and fashions from upcycled and restyled vintage and reclaimed fabrics, furs, buttons, jewelry and clothing. Curried Myrrh is inspired by the beauty and diversity of indigenous cultures worldwide. And in our designs we are commited to revealing and reflecting the lovliness found within each tribe in its expression of ornament and traditional handwork.
Beads, feathers, embroidery, tassles, mirrors, bells, shells, bones, fur....gold silver, pewter, bronze, clay.....found, won, traded for, recycled, created. Elements combined in ways exotic and powerful, whimsical and mystical. Thread woven and embroidered, coral, coins, keys, pearls and precious gems; all treasures to be woven into this personal display of identity . This visual definitive of power, courage, and strength.
Mankind began creating and wearing headdresses long, long ago. The Chinese character for “beauty” is shaped like a person wearing a sheep's head, with two horns or long plumes. They are featured in many of the worlds most ancient texts and rock paintings. Headdresses defined a people and their culture, portraying symbolic meaning, customs, lfestyle and aesthetics of the wearer. Although some of the most elaborate headwear has been attributed to royalty and others powerful in society; they are indeed present in every nation, tribe and people around the globe as an ornament bearing personal distinction, symbolism and beauty.
Whether ritualistic, ceremonial, practical, or ornamental; headresses are deeply entwined in all of human history as some of the most intriguing, exquisite and empowering items of human creation.