The Remarkable Indian Artisans

To create this stunning kavacha requires a flight of the imagination. You have to imagine this beautiful body and then sculpt it in that most elastic (and fragile) of materials: gold. Creativity requires many things, but imagination is key.  To connect disparate things, to see what others cannot see. [...]

Objects of adornment

Behold these spectacular gold funerary sandals:  invented by the Egyptians for the afterlife.  They are used for that most casual of reasons: to beautify yourself, and for that most weighty of objectives: as an investment for the afterlife.  Jewels go back back in time to the dawn of civilization.  [...]

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