Monday, 11 February 2013

Gift tag

I made this tag on Saturday morning to accompany a birthday present.  I hope you, and the recipient,  like it!  It's based on Medieval Cosmati work, such as you would find all over Italy.  (The craftsmen were from Rome)  There is only one exmple of such work in Britain: at Westminster Abbey.  I made no attempt to marble the paper.  My sole aim was to match the wrapping paper.  There are a number of Victorian examples of Cosmati work in Britain:  Peterborough, and Truro cathedrals (both deigned by Pearson) and Durham (Scott).  I don't consider them to be in anyway inferior just because they aren't Medieval.

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