Bernard Appassamy
 
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Ida (work in progress)

Background
A salute to my paternal grandmother Ida who kept her hair in a striking long plait. I'm looking at making a hair plait of sorts from French DMC embroidery threads. Hand embroidery and the DMC brand were cultural markers in Mauritius through Ida's generation, and used in embroidered doilies and linen. The choice of thread colours will reference Catholic liturgical colours: white, gold, red, blue, green, purple, black and rose. This work will pair with 'Joseph's Letter'.