Thursday, October 29, 2009

Art - a colorful symbol of spirit and culture!!


Gilgulium
By Hagar Arnon Elbaz

One day as I was sitting drinking my coffee in front of my computer searching on Etsy - as I do when I first wake up in the morning enjoying all the beautiful work that inspires me! I saw Hagar's creative beautiful jewelry made of fabric and I fell in love with her craft. Simply because is simple and eloquent. I love simplicity and originality. This beautiful necklace I fell in love with - she explains This outstanding somewhat oriental necklace is made of cotton hand-made beads along with beads from wood, glass and semi precious stones that are gathered on three strong and flexible beading threads. It's lovely!! As in her Bio Hagar expresses her love about her craft - My love for textile, buttons, beads, lace and ribbons goes back very far to the time when I was a little girl visiting my grandma's house. My grandma had a room full of cupboards of all sizes and colors in which she piled her treasures that had come all the way from Germany back in 1939. It included fur coats, stray keys, strings, mother of pearl and crystal buttons from her father's shop, lace along with cotton night gowns and linen she had received for her wedding.

This room was my paradise.
When I grew up I followed my love and became a textile designer.
Many of the necklaces are made from second hand neckties. Neckties were always a mystery to me. No man in my environment has ever used one. Undoing this unknown object, using its tiny beautiful, colorful prints and turning it into female decorations was a challenge to my imagination.

Hagar also explains what Gilgulium means in Hebrew which is rolling up but also metamorphose and reincarnation.
Check it out!!