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Posted 10 months ago

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This is an almost-life-sized skull handmade with wire and loads and loads of glass beads. The jaw moves. it must be left over from someone's Day of the Dead altar. it was on the sidewalk with a bunch of trash right near my house. Trash gets tossed all over the street where i live almost everyday. it's pretty disgusting, but this was a pretty cool find!

maybe it's from mexico, but i'm not sure. has anyone seen other beadwork like this or know anything about it?

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  1. kyratango kyratango, 10 months ago
    Cool find! Perhaps the prototype of Damien Hirst's diamonds one...
  2. racer4four racer4four, 10 months ago
    Really, Ho2 you have the most eclectic things!
  3. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 10 months ago
    I have nothing to offer to help identify this -- only my congratulations for your good fortune to find such a cool thing in a trashpile?!! (I wish my neighbors threw out neat stuff like that... <lol>)

    Hmmm...all those tiny yellow glass beads...I wonder what it'd look like with a small light bulb of some sort stuffed up into it...?? ;-) :-)
  4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 10 months ago
    thanks AnythingObscure. great idea!
  5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 10 months ago
    the beadwork is similar to that of another piece i found from Indonesia.
  6. Trey Trey, 9 months ago
    Cool find :)
  7. Lamplover78 Lamplover78, 9 months ago
    Wow this is really cool. I have a handful of creepy things myself.(nothing posted). Look at all the work that went into this guy. Great find!
  8. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 8 months ago
    thanks Lamplover!

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