- DETAILS: Orlando Dugi
Orlando Dugi's work os featured in 'It's in the Details: Beadwork and Fashion,' by Orlando Dugi and Kenneth Williams. Dugi and Williams (Northern Arapahoe/Seneca) collaborate to give a voice to and get people excited about the labor-intensive art of beadwork. At the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, open through January 12, 2014. The Museum, at 704 Camino Lejo on Museum Hill, is open from Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 505-982-4636 or visit wheelwright.org.
Dugi's jewelry, handbags and gowns from his new Desert Heat collection can be seen (and purchased) online at orlandodugi.com
Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 4:57 pm
In Grey Mountain, Arizona, where Navajo beadworker and fashion designer Orlando Dugi found his first love — fashion — at age 4, the night sky is like a silver-studded swatch of black velvet draped from one end of the earth to the other.
In a recent interview, Dugi recalled gazing at this baroque panorama during all-night ceremonies and waking to see shadowy figures surrounding him, the firelight dancing off their silver jewelry, making them sparkle in the moonlight. It was here, in the lavish Navajo skirts and blouses and opulent jewelry, that Dugi developed a fascination with the textures of cloth, the drape of a silhouette and the experience of adornment.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 4:57 pm.