Native American Rug

Native American culture is amazing. From the wall art to the baskets and blankets, Native Americans really seemed to have some serious artistic ability. Southwest U.S. states still flourish with the styles portrayed by our predecessors, and tonight's nails reminded me a little bit of this kind of art.



This simple yet striking design was really easy to create too! I coated my nails with Load (Illamasqua) first, then a small diamond shape of alternating January (Julep) and Cote D' Azur (Icing). Then it was just a matter of painting some small vertical lines outlining the diamonds and a little blob in the middle. It was easy because it's imperfect and uneven, which makes it more interesting.

I'm betting we'll be seeing a lot of these skinny little imperfect lines here at Nailed It.

EDIT: Ok...this is too hilarious not to add. After I posted this manicure, I got a comment from my mom, who reminded me of this song we used to listen to in our Plymouth Voyager mini van when I was a little girl living in Utah. Here's the lyrics to the song that must've somehow brought some emotional memory to my mind's forefront:

Ay yi yi Katy. 
Shades of red and blue.
Ay yi yi Katy.
Whatever became of that Navajo rug and you?

The lyrics aren't as innocent as the song's memory in my mind, but it's obvious it had some serious impact on me. Thanks Mom!

13 comments :

  1. We sat in the back 'neath an old stuffed bear, a worn out rug. Ai-yi-yi Katy! Shades of red & blue. Whatever became of the Navajo Rug & you, Katy?

    You must remember this song of Jerry Jeff Walker's that we played constantly for a while back when you were little. http://spoti.fi/MUbm4s

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  2. You mani is beautiful! :D
    Hehe listening to song right now...

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  3. It's really wonderful - simple and yet elegant!

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  4. You do such a good job on the tribal and native patterns! I love the fact that your nails aren't long and they still look impressive with design!!

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  5. Wow ! It's amazing, beautiful...

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  6. What a great idea. I'll be trying this one, for sure!

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  7. Load is the raddest color, though its name makes me want to laugh and vomit at the same time

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  8. Wow this is truly amazing! you really did a nice job here!

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  9. I love this so much, I might have to try it.

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  10. I was actually named after that song!!! I must do these nails now!!!

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