Gary, one of the warehouse dogs here at Happy Mango Beads, has become quite the fashionista. With a growing wardrobe of bandanas, Gary loves to surprise all the Mangoes with his favorite color of the day. I knew he was on to something when I would pull orders that matched his “outfit” and I have taken inspiration from Gary’s choices. Enjoy!
Brown is the color of dark wood and rich soil. You can create brown by mixing red, black, and yellow, or red, yellow, and blue. It is commonly found in nature in various forms, and is also widely seen in eyes, hair, skin, or feathers in many species. It is often associated with humility, plainness, and poverty. It’s even considered the least favorite color of the general public (although Gary and I quite like it!). The meaning of the word “brown” in many languages stems from food or beverages, ie; coffee and chocolate. In the Middle Ages, each social-class was expected to wear a certain color, brown being the color of the poor. Brown is also the trademark color for UPS, who we see on a regular basis here at Happy Mango Beads!
Gary, it looks like you are rocking the brown. What do you think?
Gary: Look at me! I look fantastic! I think it brings out my eyes. Plus, my food and treats are usually brown, so I LOOOOVE that! *woof!*
Stay tuned for more “50 Shades of Gary!” And if you missed the last one, check it out here!
Beads and materials pictured include a bone bead, a picture jasper pendant, a wooden Mexican mask, leather lace, silk cord, leather beads, a Raktu seed bead mala, Javanese glass beads, bone beads, wood beads, and recycled glass beads.