What a week! Was taken into hospital and have just escaped so as I'm on ' light duties' at the moment thought I would take time to update this blog esp. for any OPUS people dropping in. Having now left the Miao and their Textiles I am looking in depth at the Elizabethan Ruff and how important the symbolism of the neck is in various cultures. Once again its a case of so much stuff so little time but it is fascinating to see 'ruffesc' items can be found in so many cultures. The most ironic thing is the way the Elizabethan ruff gradually comes to almost separate the head from the body (need I say more!).
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