Contest and Give-Away!

Last Saturday when I was at Paris Underground (the back store behind Paris to the Moon), I saw the framed wreath shown in the photo below.

You can click on the photo to get a closer look.




What do you think this is ?????

The first person to post the correct answer will receive a brand new Tim Holtz Junk Bag.

AND, if you can give a little history along with your correct answer, I'll fill up that Junk Bag with artsy JUNK for you to use (smiles)

GOOD LUCK!

11 comments:

sabine said...

hm after a first look I thought pipecleaners.... my second guess after looking close is crocheted chain-stitches around or with wired fibers - I don´t know if there´s a special word for it in English.
Greetings ! sabine

Sherry Goodloe said...

Hi Sabine! Nice try :-)

fatmasplace said...

at first i´ve thought the same as sabine, but now i think thats klosterarbeiten so the name in germany, don´t know the english word. art made in sanctuary

Sherry Goodloe said...

Wow, another good try, but no, it's not Klosterarbeiten. However, that's nice work as WELL!

Donnell said...

Is it hair? The Victorians used to braid hair into decorative pieces.

Gaby Bee said...

Indeed, that's a very unusual piece. Maybe it's an old handmade collar?

Donnell said...

I wanted to add to my previous comment. I think it's human hair made into a mourning wreath.

Julia said...

I think Donnell is right with her guess. Back in the 18th and 19th century such wreaths were made from hair of the deceased in memory. The wreaths had a horseshoe shape and the cut showed heavenward. Whenever another person died, some hair was added. Wire was used to get the hair into those flower shapes.

dEaNa said...

It looks to me like strips of carpet fiber.(?)
Recycled carpeting?

Kim said...

Looks like broomstick lace to me...

Sherry Goodloe said...

This contest is now closed. The winner is/was Donnell!