The hand-loomed, organic cotton scarf, comes in three colors -- indigo stripe, light indigo and grey check. The scarf provides sustainable employment and a fair wage for a growing artisan cooperative of mothers in Addis Adaba, Ethiopia.
The pure bizarreness of vision is something to behold: giant multi-rainbow-eyed worms, floating fungi, and anime princesses fighting what appear to be demented, sinister Pokemon. Basically, vintage Murakami.
There's a lot going on here -- kind of like a mashup of John Ford movies, Monty Python and the Care Bears -- the perfect visual alchemy for this year's circus in the Bermuda Triangle of post-industrial America that happens to be our Southwest home and the site of Desert Gold.