Native Desert Flora Bandana
Bandana patterns are all comprised of Sonoran desert native plants. The original designs are all hand painted by Tucson artist Jenna Tomasello and correspond to different seasons in the desert.
The cotton canvas bandanas are sewn by the fair trade, Agua Prieta women's co-op, DouglaPrietaWorks. They are printed with water based ink at the Gloo Factory in Tucson.
The first design, printed in yellow, is inspired by Saguaro flowers, painted last June while they were blooming.
The second is the Monsoon design, printed in turquoise. It has monsoon clouds and lightning bringing Arizona Poppy, Desert Marigold, Devils Claw flower, and Dogweed. A painting of violence and softness, cycles and new growth, it was painted with the intention that it would bring on the rains last July.
The third design is for the late summer night bloomers. Printed in blue, it has the Queen of the Night blooming cactus, Datura, Hornworm, Sphinx Moth, and the Pegasus constellation.
The fourth is the most recent design, it is a pattern of winter plants. Printed in burgundy, it has Brittle Bush, Hairyseed Bahia, Wolfberry, Creosote, and Paper Flower.