Monday, July 30, 2012

Crow Woman

Photo by Linda Tasa, from her Facebook page.  

The main character in the opening scene of our play The Old Woman & the Barefoot Maiden is Crow. She was played by my sister, Della. Della is a wiz when in comes to putting costumes together, as you can see from the evocative crow she has crafted.  She made the mask and the wings, which were a combination of a Cirque du Soleil scarf that she found at a rummage sale in Ireland and a hand-crocheted black shawl she found in a second-hand shop. The rest of her crow-like clothing, she cobbled together from bits found at used clothing shops and new clothing stores. Crow's black feather earrings were found in a shop in Bahrain. Here, Crow flies about the stage, getting into a frenzy in preparation for winter, for the old Akka of winter, that is, the Old Woman of our last days.


Merche Pallarés said...

Wow! that crow is beautiful!! Now, your sister found her stuff all over the world! Ha,ha,ha... I'm glad it was a great success and, yes, I would've loved to have been there! Perhaps next time... Hugs, M.

northshorewoman said...

My sister made a great Crow! It would be a fun role to play.