Here are some more votive dresses. They are made out of paper, silk, mohair, wool, linen, jute, rayon, cotton and rue (the herb). I'm making them because we're having an exhibition called 'Bias Bound' during August at three different venues in Melbourne. Here are the details: BIAS BOUND Dates: Victorian Tapestry Workshop 262-266 Park Street South Melbourne VIC 3205 - Tuesday 5 August to Friday 29 August (Opening: Tuesday 5 August, 6-8pm); Self Preservation 70 Bourke Street Melbourne, VIC 3000 Wednesday 6 August to Sunday 31 August (Opening: Wednesday 6 August, 6-8pm); and Stephen McLaughlan Gallery Level 8, Room 16, Nicholas Building 37 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Wednesday July 31 – Saturday August 23 (Opening - Saturday August 9, 2-4pm).
Fantastic! Wish I could be there. And just the name "votive dresses" makes me happy.
Thanks Deborah. Votive dresses are fascinating... well, in the case of Minoan Crete, it might be "votive skirts". There are sealings (the impressions of seals) showing skirts hung up in what are probably temples, and people carrying skirts, and skirts in a scenario with bull's heads, which might suggest a sacrificial scenario. You know, those big flouncy Minoan skirts like the Snake Goddesses wear. Also, recall the peplos of Athena woven annually by the Arrephoroi was a definate fact. I'm pretty enthralled by the idea of textile offerings to temples.
How beautiful they are!
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