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... by Sally Manke ... thanks for the inclusion in this wonderful Collection ...

Old San Juan Parrot Man

Took this photo from my car as I was leaving from the Artisans Plaza in Old San Juan yesterday where we had in Port the Carnival Liberty Cruise Liner making a stop.  This may have been one of the last touist on their way back to the ship and as always was distracted by the "Parrot" man.  He puts the exotic Parrots on their shoulders and snaps a photo ... no idea how much he charges but he most always has a customer.

Here you can see him a little closer.

Coffee anyone?

The color Coffee is one of this years ... Hot ...  Fall Colors according to the "Pantone fashion color report 2011". It is  hand dyed in the colors of coffee brown, rust and golden brown. A black star pattern is highlighted with white border creating a lively pattern. 

All the colors are ... Neutrals ... which are always elegant  and a wardrobe staple.   Rust is also a wonderful color with a ting of red.

Wear with any solid color in the Brown family.  Wear with black for a nice "Pop" around your neck or as a head band or simply tied to the strap of your bag.

Size: 11 x 60 inches * 27.94 x 152.4 cm

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Each scarf is signed on the lower left-hand corner and Puerto  Rico on the right.
Each scarf is individually hand dyed making it one of a kind due to the technique used.

Pink Sol de Jayuya Hand Painted Silk Scarf

This is the ... Sol de Jayuya ... and is quite unique in that it is only found in ... Jayuya.  It is of great archaeological value. 

Our petroglyphs were carved by the Taino Indians who inhabited Puerto Rico in pre-Columbian times (before 1493). Some believe that they are artistic symbols or writings or have a religious meaning.

The other petroglyph is ... el Coqui Taino ... to represent our ... tinny tiny flesh tone frog who makes a big ... COq qui ... sound.

Maria and Puerto Rico ... Rendezvous with Nature

... remember to pan out on this map ...

This will be ... Maria ...(as this is a Satellite view)  this afternoon near  Puerto Rico.  She is looking mighty powerful out there to the East of   us.  The night had an uneasy quietness to it ... our most beloved ... Coquis ... were out there with the rest of the night crickets having their nightly gathering.   There were only a few interruptions of possible strayed rain-bands that were short with a bit of strong breeze but nothing to wake up about.  This morning just a couple of rain showers with blue skies still somewhat visible.  We are lucky to have been spared all that possible rain had it taken it's original projected path.  Still ... will be keeping  on the alert this afternoon and not take ... Maria ... for granted ... as I think she will make some sort of  impression on us before she is completely out of sight.

Lady from Caguana

This Taino petroglyph, a carving on stone is called ... Mujer de Caguana or Caguana Woman-figure and is very special to our Culture. She is of high social ranking given that she is wearing an elaborated crown and large earrings. She is of advanced age as her eyes are closed and she has a bony thorax. Her lower body is as of frog legs symbolizing vitality and a fertility figure. Power is symbolized in her squatting position with that of demand for respect. She may be an ancestor figure from a noble or powerful family ... or simply a woman. The other end of the scarf has a ... Coqui Taino ... petroglyph symbolic of a very small tiny frog with a big ... COqui ... sound. Most of the colors are created right on the scarf as I used only the three primary colors. The petroglyphs and leaves are emblished in gold.

Thrilled to be part of ... The Artisan Group Official Collection ...