Jewelry of the Playa
Meaningful Gifts: Extraordinary stories and pictures about jewelry
and the culture of collecting, making and gifting at Burning Man.
Celebrating Lives and Stories
The Jewelry of the Playa is more than a book, it is a memorial for
those who passed on and it is the birthplace of a living archive
celebrating the lives and stories of each annual Burning Man event
through the ancient medium of jewelry.
This is a book about an obssession with jewelry, a love of teaching
people to make jewelry, and the community that gathers to burn a
giant wooden man out on the harsh desert floor, lovingly called the
playa, once a year in Black Rock City Nevada. Jewelry of the Playa
is also a celebration of the stunning collection of jewelry from
Burning Man from 1995 to 2013. From a spray painted day glow wood
stick figure to high end bling of gold and diamonds, this books
explores the unique and creative fabrication from people who make,
collect and gift jewelry. Inside are professional photographs and
stories upon stories of unique wearable art by and about the people
who made it.
This glossy hard cover volume, 9 x 12 inches, about 220 pages, will
feature 300-500 full color photographs exploring a collection of
over a 1000 works of Burning Man jewelry. Compelling interviews
trace the stories of various pieces and their makers and acts of