La soffitta del tempo perduto...

....è là , nella mente e nel sogno, dove è possibile recuperare le speranze e le aspettative, dove volere è potere e tutto diviene possibile, dove la fantasia e la creatività non vengono strangolate dai ritmi di una vita frenetica ed il tempo scorre lentamente, dove la mente vola libera senza restrizioni, dove finalmente si è liberi di essere e ci si può rifugiare e prendere un respiro.

The attic of the lost there, in the mind and dreams, where is possible to recover the hopes and the expectations, where what you want is what you can and everything becomes possible, where fantasy and creativity are not strangled from the rhythms of a phrenetic life and time flows slowly, where the mind flyes free with no restrictions, where finally one is free of being and can refuge in and take a breath.

The Pomegranate - PDF instructions available

The Pomegranate - PDF instructions available

lunedì 16 aprile 2012

Something beautiful

What human hands can do ?
Here you can see two incredible tablecloth entirely hand stitched in Burano lace on ivory linen; this is a tipical kind of embroidery coming from Venice.
Those are a century old and came out from a chest from my husband's family.
The conservation status is perfect, probably have been used just few times, aren't incredible ?

The rectangular one.

The round one.

Here you can see others greats objects, seems me they are called "puzzle ball" in English, but the original name should be "sphere of life".

Are made of ivory, all hand carved from a Chinese artisan one century ago.

Makes me crazy trying to understand how was possible to obtain twelve thiny spheres one into the other from a single monolith of ivory, each one is separate to the other and can rotate freely....fantastic !

But let me say I'm glad ivory is restricted now.

2 commenti:

  1. the tablecothes are really really stunning! The hours people must have spent on making these things... are they yours now or are they going back into the chest of your husbands family?

  2. Me too have been thinking about the hours needed to make it, incredible. I'm lucky, the tablecloths are mine now.