Monday, October 14, 2013

Dressed For Death, Pia Interlandi’s Garments for the Grave

In almost every culture, death is shrouded with ritual, the entombment of the dead is most commonly preceded by its dressing.

In Islam it's a white cotton cloth, Judaism's Tachrichim bindings and in the west's it's a tradition of grave clothes, solid black woollen suit or head to toe frock.

The corporeal commonality is the preparation of a dead body for it's journey to the other-side.

In an increasingly secular society, it's a wonderfilled thing to see an artisan reaching back through these traditions, seeking out something deeper from the aesthetically pleasing.

Despite clothing being almost exclusively about covering outside of the body, Ms Interlandi asks the most intimate question of the dead, where and what is soul? :: Read the full article »»»»
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