Two coptic textile fragments, circa 5th-8th century AD
Comprising a tapestry-woven red-legged quail in profile to the right, circa 4th-5th Century A.D.; and another purple and brown fragment with figure of a horseman holding up a wreath, four birds in quarter, circa 5th-7th Century A.D. 5½ in. (14 cm.) wide max.
Remember Gwyneth Paltrow’s “conscious uncoupling” from Chris Martin? Look what Martha threw in her magazine for Thanksgiving!
#tbt I made this quilt in August of 2013 for Molly, while she was recovering in the hospital following the hit-and-run accident that nearly killed her. All of the fabric is hand dyed—what I was doing when I heard the news. Next time you want to drive drunk, punch yourself really hard in the face & then get a sober ride. Thanks! #sharetheroad #dontdrivedrunk #throwbackthursday #throwback #quilt #handmade #patchwork #sewing #contemporarycraft #love #object #nofilter
There are metaphors more real than the people who walk in the street. There are images tucked away in books that live more vividly than many men and women. There are phrases from literary works that have a positively human personality. There are passages from my own writing that chill me with fright, so distinctly do I feel them as people, so sharply outlined do they appear against the walls of my room, at night, in shadows. I’ve written sentences whose sound, read out loud or silently , can only be of something that acquired absolute exteriority and a full-fledged soul.
—Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet (via pro-solitude)