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Piece of Cloth by Nette Gaastra

Piece of Cloth

The simple piece of cloth -shroud, scarf, veil, etc.- is imbued with considerable meaning and symbolism as it is commonly used in many cultures, it is always a part of birth, death and worship. It not only offers protection against the cold, but is also a valuable asset, adding extra impetus to many gestures. When worn as a garment or decoration, it has a social purpose and is an important element in sexual attraction. Here are seven applications for pieces of cloth. In the way they are placed, their colour and their layering as they are used, the cloths with texts tell about the meaning and symbolism on which the designs were based.

Nette Gaastra