Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Trench Art

Masonic P.O.W. Pendant
Originally uploaded by notionnanny.
This is a pendant I saw at the Museum and Library of Freemasonry last week. These elaborately detailed jewels were made by French Prisoners of War during the Napoleonic wars from the early 1790s to 1815.

Although it appears to be made of much more elegant materials, it is actually comprised of found bits of metal, card, human hair, and bone.


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