The Gifting Zephyr is a new art car inspired in part by the designs of traditional Moroccan hanging lamps. It will embody two of our favorite principles, gifting, and the spirit of middle eastern hospitality. There will be two levels with space to sit. The sitting spaces will be modeled after Bedouin living spaces with oriental style floor cushions and beautiful vibrant fabrics. The zephyr’s mission will be to traverse the playa delivering gifts and positive messages via an array of vintage 1960s post boxes with combination locks, and will serve mint tea & dolmas to thirsty/hungry burners adventuring through the dust storms.
Burning Man 2017 will be the Zephyr's debut on the playa, and we can't wait to share her with new friends and old!
We are seeking contributions to help us beautify and complete this visionary project to the best of our abilities and to the maximum delight of playa participants.
Funds raised will go toward funding an generator capable of handling our lights and sound as well as recharging our electric vehicle, acquiring and installing programmable LED lighting, as well as materials for constructing the second level and tented top.
Donors will receive a personalized message of gratitude as well as original pieces of the Zephyr. These laser cut stars come in varying styles and sizes and are directly from the geometric Arab patterns cut out of the birch-wood paneling that makes up the exterior walls. You can select whether you want these pieces as wearable as pins, pendants, or as earrings.
$100 - Small 4-pointed Shooting Star
$200 - Two Small 4-pointed Shooting Stars
$300 - Medium 8-pointed Star & one small 4-pointed Star & Zephyr sticker
$500 - Largest 16-pointed Star & Zephyr sticker & chapstick
$600+ - Largest 16-pointed Star & Medium 8-pointed Star & Two Small 4-pointed Shooting Stars & sticker & chapstick
$1000+ - Two largest 16-pointed Star & Medium 8-pointed Star & Two Small 4-pointed Shooting Stars & sticker & chapstick