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Luna’s 50’s inspired ukes were influenced by Atomic design, (roughly 1940-1960), when concerns about nuclear war dominated Western society during the Cold War. Architecture, industrial design, commercial design, interior design, and fine arts were all influenced by the themes of atomic science, as well as the Space Age, which coincided with that period.

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Atomic Age design became popular and instantly recognizable, with a use of atomic motifs and space age symbols.

Motifs

Atomic particles themselves were reproduced in visual design, in areas ranging from architecture to fabric patterns. The Space Age interests of the public also began showing up in Atomic Age designs, with star and galaxy motifs appearing with the atomic graphics.
Delicate spidery forms and free-form organic shapes also appear as a recurring theme in Atomic Age design reflecting X ray technology and organisms viewed through a microscope.
These designs found their way into all aspects of everyday life. The clock that woke you, the wallpaper you woke up to, the counter top you sat at, the breakfast dishes you ate out of….and was pretty much evident everywhere an Atomic Age citizen looked throughout the rest of their day.

We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the atomic Designs that were the influence for Luna’s “Daddy-O”, “Radioactive” and “Pink Martini” ukes.

EVERY DAY OBJECTS

Barkscloth Curtain & Upholstery Fabric

fabricPink Martini Pitcher
pink martini pitcherSeafoam glasses with burst

glassesMelamine Dishes

melamineSpace Age Inspired Ice Crusher

iceAtomic Shaver

shaverStarburst Wall Clock

clockSputnik Chandelier

sputnikBoomerang Bedside Clock

boomerang clckSpace Age Fan

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FURNITURE

Boomerang Table

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ARCHITECTURE

Joseph Eichler 50’s Ranch

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NEON

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CARS

T Bird with Starburst

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Atomic Toy Guns

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Space Age Robots

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Atoic energy lab

More Space Guns

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Space Kid 50’s

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wabi sabi

Wabi-sabi embraces imperfection and appreciates asymmetry, irregularity, simplicity and the organic nature of natural objects . Luna’s new “Wabi-Sabi” guitars are constructed with B grade tops….usually rejected for being aesthetically imperfect but sounding the same as A grade tops. This is a brilliant combination as each guitar is different and we are able to offer a solid top guitar at a laminate guitar price, all while making more complete use of our natural resources. The instruments feature a Zen brushstroke rosette, full dreadnought and GC cutaway bodies, B-grade spruce solid top, Mahogany back and sides and a rosewood fretboard. The GC profile also features an onboard preamp.

Take a closer look at the Dreadnought and Grand Concert profiles.

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Pared down to its barest essence, wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death. It’s simple, slow, and uncluttered-and it reveres authenticity above all. Wabi-sabi is flea markets, not warehouse stores; aged wood, not Pergo; rice paper, not glass. It celebrates cracks and crevices and all the other marks that time, weather, and loving use leave behind. It reminds us that we are all but transient beings on this planet-that our bodies as well as the material world around us are in the process of returning to the dust from which we came. Through wabi-sabi, we learn to embrace liver spots, rust, and frayed edges, and the march of time they represent..
“Wabi-sabi is not found in nature at moments of bloom and lushness, but at moments of inception or subsiding. Wabi-sabi is not about gorgeous flowers, majestic trees, or bold landscapes. Wabi-sabi is about the minor and the hidden, the tentative and the ephemeral things so subtle and evanescent they are invisible to the eyes unless you are really looking….”

From Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers by Leonard Koren

A picture is worth a thousand words. Please enjoy these following examples of Wabi Sabi and remember to embrace the imperfection of beauty.

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Wabi Sabi Suggestions

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artdeco
The Great Gatsby is going gangbusters in the theaters, its lush Art Deco setting having a great influence on current fashion and design.

Art Deco was an influential design style which first appeared in France during the 1920s and flourished internationally during the 30’s and early 40’s. It is an eclectic style influenced by machine age imagery and materials. One of Deco’s major attributes is an embrace of technology which distinguishes it from the organic motifs favored by its predecessor Art Nouveau. The style is often characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation.

The fingerboard and rosette ornamentation on Luna’s all solid Art Deco guitar was inspired by Deco’s strong geometry.
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During its heyday Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress. It was a time of energy and excitement. Folks were willing to make bold, new statements with their art, wardrobe, home decor, architecture and automobiles.

ARCHITECTURE

These were the buildings of the future: sleek, geometric, dramatic. With their cubic forms and zigzag designs, art deco buildings embraced the machine age. Yet many features of the style were drawn from ancient history. The very shape of these buildings expresses a fascination for orderly forms and primitive architecture. The early Art Deco skyscrapers suggest Egyptian or Assyrian pyramids with terraced steps rising to the top.

Perhaps the most famous example is New York’s Chrysler Building designed by William Van Alen. Briefly the world’s tallest building, the skyscraper is adorned with eagle hood ornaments, hubcaps and abstract images of cars. Other Art Deco architects used stylized flowers, sunbursts, birds and machine gears.

Chrysler Building

Chrysler Building

Chrysler Building detail

Chrysler Building detail

Chrysler Building Detail

Chrysler Building Detail

355 Burraud - Vancouver

355 Burraud – Vancouver

Paris Art Deco

Paris Art Deco

Mauretania 1934

Mauretania 1934

classic South Beach

classic South Beach

INTERIORS

cast iron entrance Domus on Madison NYC

cast iron entrance Domus on Madison NYC

Lobby Empire State Building

Lobby Empire State Building

metal work Chanin Building NYC

metal work Chanin Building NYC

Ventillation grille - Goelet Building NYC

Ventillation grille – Goelet Building NYC

AUTOMOBILES

A radical era in automobile design that spawned sleek, streamlined cars with unique aeronautical names.

Delahaye 175

Delahaye 175

1937 Delahaye Type 135

1937 Delahaye Type 135

The 1939 Graham "Spirit of Motion."

The 1939 Graham “Spirit of Motion.”

1925 Rolls Royce Phantom I Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe

1925 Rolls Royce Phantom I Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe

Deco Cadillac

Deco Cadillac

Blasolene Decoliner

Blasolene Decoliner

Not a car but a Henderson Motorcycle

Not a car but a Henderson Motorcycle

EVERYDAY OBJECTS

Deco pen

Deco pen

1930's perfume bottle

1930’s perfume bottle

Auguste Bonaz 1925

Auguste Bonaz 1925

Royal Doulton Art Deco TANGO tea set

Royal Doulton Art Deco TANGO tea set

Art Deco Paul Schreckengost Tea Pot, 1938.

Art Deco Paul Schreckengost Tea Pot, 1938.

Deco letter box

Deco letter box

FASHION
Defined by the women’s liberation movement, a prosperous economy, and key improvements in technology, all of which led to the development of a whole new way of life – a life of progressive modernity, luxury and leisure.

Greta Garbo 1920's

Greta Garbo 1920’s

Bebe Daniels

Bebe Daniels

Mariane Morehouse in Chanel for Vogue

Mariane Morehouse in Chanel for Vogue

Vogue 1928

Vogue 1928

circa 1920

circa 1920

1920's ~The Costume Heritage Museum ~ Madrid

1920’s ~The Costume Heritage Museum ~ Madrid

JEWELRY

Tiffany - Art Deco lady’s wristwatch

Tiffany – Art Deco lady’s wristwatch

Art Deco coral, diamond and emerald ear pendents by Cartier

Art Deco coral, diamond and emerald ear pendents by Cartier

Early Art Deco briolette cut aquamarine and diamond pendant, French 1920

Early Art Deco briolette cut aquamarine and diamond pendant, French 1920

Art Deco Pendant Chromium plated brass Glass French, c.1930.

Art Deco Pendant Chromium plated brass Glass French, c.1930.

French Art Deco necklace with sapphire and diamonds, c1930

French Art Deco necklace with sapphire and diamonds, c1930

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Luna's Craftsman Guitar

Luna’s Craftsman Guitar

The Craftsman style is an architectural, interior design, landscape design, applied arts, and decorative arts style and lifestyle philosophy that began in the last years of the 19th century. As a comprehensive design and art movement it remained popular into the 1930s. However, in decorative arts and architectural design it has continued with numerous revivals and restoration projects through present times.

The American Craftsman style has its origins from the British Arts and Crafts movement which began as a philosophy and artistic style founded by William Morris earlier in the 1860s. The British movement was a reaction to the industrial revolution, with its disregard for the individual worker and degradation of the dignity of human labor. Seeking to ennoble the craftsman once again, the movement emphasized the hand-made over the mass-produced.

The British movement was a response to the Victorian, but the Arts and Crafts style’s arrival in the United States was precisely at the moment when theVictorian era was coming to a close. The American Arts and Crafts Movement also encouraged originality, simplicity of form, local natural materials, and the visibility of handicraft. It was distinguished by being concerned with ennobling the modest homes of the rapidly expanding American middle class, which became the Craftsman Bungalow style.

Dard Hunter

Dard Hunter was an American Arts and Crafts designer whose designs for books, leather, glass and metal helped unify the Roycroft product line and distinguish it from that of other American Arts & Crafts enterprises. His highly recognizable Rose motif was the inspiration for Luna’s Arts and Crafts guitar.
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Roycroft Magazine

Roycroft Magazine

Dard Hunter Book Cover

Dard Hunter Book Cover

Dard Hunter Stained Glass Design

Dard Hunter Stained Glass Design

Dard Hunter Tiles

Dard Hunter Tiles

Architecture

The “Prairie School” of Frank Lloyd Wright and other architects in Chicago, the bungalow and ultimate bungalow style of houses popularized by Greene and Greene are some examples of the American Arts and Crafts and American Craftsman style of architecture.

Stickley's Log Home

Stickley’s Log Home

Duncan Irwin

Duncan Irwin

Gamble House 1

Gamble House 1

Gamble House 2

Gamble House 2

Advertisement for small Bungalow

Advertisement for small Bungalow

Small "middle-class" Bungalow

Small “middle-class” Bungalow

Interior Design

The Arts and Crafts style initiated a variety of attempts to reinterpret European Arts and Crafts ideals for Americans. These included the Craftsman-style furniture, and other decorative arts such as designs promoted by Gustav Stickley in his magazine, The Craftsman. Furniture and decorative arts were meant to be not only beautiful but functional, in harmony with nature, timeless and built with integrity.

Craftsman Interior Drawing 1

Craftsman Interior Drawing 1

Craftsman Interior Design Drawing 2

Craftsman Interior Drawing 2

Craftsman Interior Drawing 3

Craftsman Interior Drawing 3

Gamble House Interior 1

Gamble House Interior 1

Gamble House Interior 2

Gamble House Interior 2

Gamble House Stair Detail

Gamble House Stair Detail

Gilliand House 1

Gilliand House 1

Gilliand House 2

Gilliand House 2

Greene & Greene Duncan-Irwin House

Greene & Greene Duncan-Irwin House

Greene & Greene Thoorsen House

Greene & Greene Thoorsen House

Greene & Greene

Greene & Greene

Gustaf Stickley Home

Gustaf Stickley Home

Gustaf Stickley Home 2

Gustaf Stickley Home 2

Applied Arts

Ginko Leaf Tile

Ginko Leaf Tile

Acanthus Leaf Wallpaper

Acanthus Leaf Wallpaper

Celtic Knot Wallpaper

Celtic Knot Wallpaper

William Morris Trellis Wallpaper

William Morris Trellis Wallpaper

Stickley Highlans Park Carpet

Stickley Highlans Park Carpet

Decorative Arts

Craftsman Pottery

Craftsman Pottery

Craftsman Lamp

Craftsman Lamp

Stickley framed tile

Stickley framed tile

Stickley Copper Work

Stickley Copper Work

Edward Burnes Pamona Tapestry

Edward Burnes Pamona Tapestry

William Morris Birds Tapestry

William Morris Birds Tapestry

Glass

Stickley Style Glass

Stickley Style Glass

Greene & Greene Glass

Greene & Greene Glass

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artnouveau

Luna’s Art Nouveau guitar was inspired by the Art Nouveau movement. This is, admittedly, a long post but there were so many facets of life influenced by Art Nouveau that I hope to do justice to its scope.

Art Nouveau was a artistic movement which peaked in popularity between 1890 and 1910 which was practiced in the fields of art, architecture and applied art. It is a French term meaning “new art” and is characterized by organic and plant motifs as well as other highly stylized forms. The organic forms often took the form of sudden violent curves which were often referenced by the term “whiplash”. You can see organic motifs at the rosette and 12th fret of  the instrument as well as a “whiplash” curve at the rosette.

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Art Nouveau’s success was a reaction against  late 19th century academic art and was replaced by the development of 20th century modernist styles. Art Nouveau was most popular in Europe, but its influence was global and influenced many different mediums:

ARCHITECTURE
Architects tried to harmonize with the natural environment.
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5. Art Nouveau Scrollwork - Helsinki

6. Beaubourg:Les Halles - Paris

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INTERIORS
Art Nouveau is also considered a philosophy of design of furniture and other elements of interior design. The focus was design keeping the entire building in mind and making all details part of ordinary life.

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9. Art Nouveau Style House Villa Liberty near Moscow, Russia 2

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12. Henry van de Veld

GLASS
Glass art was a medium in which the style found tremendous expression—for example, the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany in New York, Charles Rennis Mackintosh in Glasgow, and Emile Galle and Rene Lalique in France.

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3. Loetz art Nouveau vase w: Juventa pewter mount

4. Zsolnay Art Nouveau vase 1900

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lalique perfume bottle

lalique perfume bottle

tiffanny chandelier

tiffanny chandelier

tiffany dragonfly lamp

tiffany dragonfly lamp

tiffany wisteria lamp

tiffany wisteria lamp

tiffany window

tiffany window

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18. Paris

JEWELRY
Jewelry of the Art Nouveau period revitalized the jeweler’s art, with nature as the principal source of inspiration, complemented by new levels of virtuosity in enameling and the introduction of new materials, such as opals and semi-precious stones. The first image is os a woman adorned in the art nouveau style….a perfect blank canvas for the stunning jewelry and hair combs to follow.

art nouveau fashion

art nouveau fashion

lalique moth pendant

lalique moth pendant

lalique cicada pin

lalique cicada pin

lalique dragonfly necklace

lalique dragonfly necklace

lalique necklace

lalique necklace

lalique pendant

lalique pendant

lalique dragonfly pendant

lalique dragonfly pendant

lalique peacock pendant

lalique peacock pendant

lalique skylark pendant

lalique skylark pendant

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POSTERS
The flowery, ornate style was born practically overnight in 1894 when Alphonse Mucha, a Czech artist working in Paris, was pressed to produce a poster for Sarah Bernhardt, the brilliant actress who had taken Paris by storm. His creation was the first masterpiece of Art Nouveau poster design. The poster craze of the 1890s witnessed the spread of poster art to all of Europe and America and with it the Art Nouveau style.

Alfons Mucha

Alfons Mucha

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crescent bicycles

crescent bicycles

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adolph hohenste

adolph hohenste

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toulouse-lautrec

toulouse-lautrec

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privat livemont

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private livemont

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privat livemont

paul berthon

paul berthon

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Hmmmmm…

Where to begin? I will attempt to make logical sense of what is not necessarily a linear process.

1. DECIDING ON A SUBJECT

Whenever I consider a new design idea for Luna, I start by thinking how it will fit into the whole line.

Luna is organically growing into an iconic, increasingly recognizable line of instruments…and that’s not by accident.  We mindfully choose universal symbols and designs that go beyond the creation of “pretty guitars” to connect with customers on a visceral level. From the Henna guitars and Tattoo ukes based on body ornamentation by Alex Morgan to our Flora and Fauna designs that let each player bring their own meaning to the instrument … authenticity and connection are our prime concern.

Our instruments are the brand. Heartfelt letters we receive from players telling us why they chose their Luna (or their Luna chose them) confirm that.

One of our in-progress designs for 2013 is the Moonflower…a natural addition to our Flora line. The Moonflower is a tropical American climbing plant of the morning glory family with large sweet-smelling white flowers that open at dusk and close at midday. The moonflower only blooms at night. Out of darkness comes blossoming, as joy, inspiration, and hope can blossom from the dark night of the Soul.

2. IMMERSION

After deciding on a subject, I immerse myself in looking at images online and/or in books. One of the first things to grab my attention was this video of a Moonflower blooming in real time. For those of you that are impatient…start at :35. Amazing!

I spent many pleasant hours reading about moonflower form, function, history, and legends before putting pencil to paper.

Moonflower architecture 2

Moonflower architecture 3

Moonflowers in full bloom

Sphinx moth feeding

I was also distracted by moon gardens (filled with flowers that bloom only at night) but, though I digress, wandering is a part of the process.

Moon Garden

3. PENCIL DESIGN

I start out with a rough pencil design at the size that the design will actually be to get an idea of what is feasible for inlay. Since I’m not in a design program where things are easily undone, rotated etc., I wear out lots of erasers! The first photo is of my new office with lightbox where I do my drawing. A big shout-out to my talented husband Mike and equally talented friend James Streeter!

Drawing table


Pencil drawing on light box

Sketch for matching fingerboard

4. INKED DESIGN

To do the inked design, I scale the size up on a copier and use my light box to trace the design.

Inked rosette

Sphinx Moth inlay

5. AI. FORMAT

Because our manufacturers require all artwork in ai. design, this involves giving the inked design to one of our in-house graphic designers to render. A huge “Thank You!” to Steve Czaplicki and Chris Williams!

ai. rendering – rosette

ai. rendering – fret board

6. COLOR REFERENCES

In the case of an inlay design, we will make color references to indicate mother of pearl, tinted abalones or sometimes different types of wood.

Rosette color reference

Fret board color reference

7. SPEC SHEETS

Because clear communication with our manufacturers is vital, the next step is creating a specification spreadsheet with visuals. There are many decisions to be made at this point…profile shape, body materials, fingerboard materials, hardware etc. This is just the beginning of a back and forth process which will take place between now and 2013. For instance…before producing actual samples, we will request tops only with paint color to make sure we are where we want to be. Pantone colors are helpful but translate differently when attempting a trans finish.

Specifications spreadsheet


8. EMAILS

After the spec sheets are sent we begin a close dialogue with our manufacturing partners via email to make sure things are spot on and on schedule for the next trade show. Even though this instrument is targeted for our 2013 catalog we’ll need samples in time for an October catalog shoot.

This is a small glimpse into one of many exciting instruments for next year. Alex Morgan, our UK artist in residence, has an entirely different process we will share in a future post. As always, please feel free to send us any suggestions for instruments you would like to see. We’re always listening!

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AMZ 100
In expanding our Americana Series, we looked to Southwest Pueblo Native cultures. The AMZ 100 has taken its inspiration from the pottery of the Zia pueblo of New Mexico, recognized for their superb achievements in pottery making.

 

Famous for their large storage jars and huge dough bowls, Zia pottery is distinct from its neighboring pueblos because it is made with clay that fires to a rich red tone and comes in a variety of styles including polychrome on a white slip and polychrome on a orange slip. The sunburst finish of the AMZ 100 seeks to replicate the coloring of this pottery.

The maple fret markers of the AMZ 100 set against an ebony fret board depict a rising or setting sun based on the Zia rayed Sun symbol which has four arms – each of which has four parts. ‘Four’ is an auspicious or sacred number for the Zia: the four points of the compass, the four periods of each day, four seasons of the year, four stages of life, and the four sacred obligations for one’s physical, mental, spiritual and social health.

The Zia also believe that in the great brotherhood of all things, man has four sacred obligations: he must develop a strong body, a clear mind, a pure spirit, and a devotion to the welfare of his people. Both the Zia Pueblo flag and the New Mexico State Flag feature the Zia sun symbol.

The sound hole of the AMZ 100 was inspired by a common wave motif found on Zia water jars. Water jars or “Ollas” are defined as “… relatively large vessels used for collecting, carrying and storing water”.


Following are several pieces of pre 1900 Zia pottery that show just a few of the great number of traditional motifs utilized in this stunning historical art form.








After 1900, most Zia potters have simply decorated their jars with the Zia Bird and floral elements.

AMM 100

The mother-of-pearl and rosewood sound hole and the mother-of-pearl fretboard inlay on the AMM 100 is inspired by the remarkable pottery of the Mimbres pueblo.

The Mimbres culture consisted of several hundred small villages in souther New Mexico, each with less than 200 inhabitants, existing between approximately A.D. 100 and A.D. 1150. Their valley supported a rich diversity of wildlife, and the people lead a peaceful existence, relying on gathering, hunting, and some limited farming.

The Mimbreños began making pottery circa A.D. 200. Done primarily in black on a more-or-less white ground, the Mimbres images are noteworthy for their spontaneity and individuality. No other group of Southwestern peoples decorated ceramic vessels in a similar manner. While many Mimbres bowls feature geometric patterns—the common regional mode of embellishment—the figurative and narrative imagery is unique to the peoples of the Mimbres Valley. The bowls have largely been discovered in subfloor burials, customarily only one to a burial, where they were placed over the face of the deceased. Many are pierced, or “killed,” and the significance of such kill-holes is unclear. Explanations for them range from rendering the bowls functionally useless to allowing their spirit, or that of the deceased, to escape.

The soundhole of the AMM 100 faithfully mirrors the lip of the Mimbres bowl below.

In Mimbres culture the moon was considered to be a rabbit which was regularly devoured by an eagle,with the degree of consumption changing according to lunar phase. Rabbits (actually hares) were an integral part of Mimbres life used for food and skins and were frequently celebrated in their pottery. The inspiration for the Marker at the top of the AMM 100 fretboard was inspired by the image on this bowl which pairs the rabbit with a crescent moon.

So much pottery was found in burial pits and the quality of these pieces is so high that many believe it was created solely for mortuary use and that the image on the bowl has some specific ceremonial meaning. Below are some actual pictures and graphic images found on these extraordinary vessels.

Mimbres person


Mimbres Armadillo


Mimbres Fish Men


Mimbres Bat


Mimbres Birth


Mimbres paired Bees

whirlwind


rectangles and curves


Man Crane


Fish Monster


Skeleton with Rat


Shaman


Crane Swallowing Fish

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