Ushabti 2015-16

Ushabti 2015-16

Ushabti consists in 12 pieces of jewellery and body ornaments.

The Ushabti collection is the attempt to decorate (and bind) the body with symbolic images, insects, bees, beetles and rough gemstones, interposed within textile components, such as antique trimmings and fringes. The jewels are worn as sacred ornaments around the body, through precious chains and textiles which emphasize the gesture of wearability. The word Ushabti in ancient Egyptian meant "those who answer". The Ushabti were small statues which formed an integral and indispensable part of funeral. They were originally magic items that accompanied the deceased on his journey in the afterlife, watching over him, in order to protect him. Similarly to the ancient Egypt, our body still now tries to preserve itself in time, defying death. The jewel is understood here as an existential device where its ability to interact with the viewer, answering or asking questions, is put in the foreground.

Materials | Techniques: silver gold plated, steel, pure silk, ancient trimmings, plexiglass, goldsmithing, photo etching, digital print, laser cut, hand sewing.

1. Ushabti, ritual ornament
4. Ushabti, eyes necklace
2. Ushabti, bee bodyjewel
3. Ushabti, paradise bodyjewel
5. Ushabti, flight necklace
USHABTI birds collar
7. Ushabti, paradise brooches
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8. Ushabti, bees earrings

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