One of my friends commented that it reminded them of an Indian sundial with the gems pointing out like arrows.
The copper glass gems really lend to the feeling of the southwest and the sandy golden color of the grout gives it an earthy look, I think. It's hard to get a true picture of the colors. The first one is the closest to the true colors in this piece.
The hand cut dishes surrounding the mirror are American Limoges that have a design of gold filigree on an off white background.
This is a tray my daughter, Terra, made. She is becoming very passionate about mosaics too, which just thrills me as this will give us something we can do together.
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