Handed Down

 

LENZ S Handed Down Full

Handed Down. 2011.  47″ x 44″. Vintage gloves, paisley wool, and card table sized cut-work tablecloth. Hand stitched.

Statement: Handed Down was created using 100% repurposed materials including more than a dozen vintage pairs of gloves, a paisley wool scarf and a card table sized cut-work tablecloth. It is completely hand stitched with the names of family members going back nine generations. The work pays homage to the tradition of handwork, stories, legends and legacies passed from older women to younger women.

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