Wednesday, June 29

on my wish list...

Last night the boy and I had a lively debate about exploitation of indigenous cultures for the purpose of fashion. This is a tough issue for me. I took enough ethnic studies courses in college to be self-aware when it comes to issues of cultural appropriation, but as a designer and collector of beautiful things, I also find myself drawn to relics from many cultures and religions other than my own. I like to think that there is a way of adopting elements of other cultures without being exploitative, but rather honoring and celebrating them. What do you think?

Anyway, this whole debate was spurred on because I told him I wanted one of these beauties to hang on my wall.


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