Gigi Hat Bands
All of the women in Gigi’s community were involved in arts and crafts. They embroidered, quilted, sewed and crocheted. At the age of 10 years, her mother took her to visit a nearby village where she saw beadwork for the first time and asked for a bead loom that she found in a catalogue. That was the beginning of a lifetime of developing her own skills, color palette and style. Working with very small beads, often in clusters of “daisy stitch”, Gigi’s work is known for its detail and nuances of color. Tiny beads and tiny stitches mean hours of work to produce the patterns in these very distinctive hatbands.