Category Archives: Art & Artifacts

What Possessed You to Buy That Thing???

For one of my writing projects, I’m trying to delve into the mind of the collector. Collectors of old things are almost never portrayed in a positive light. They are cultural criminals, like Nazis art thieves. Or they are bloated … Continue reading

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What Spirit Gives Things Their Life?

Is there a lifeforce that inhabits THINGS? I don’t mean the voice of consumer crap that calls out to us, “Buy me!” I mean the subtle spirit of old things and hand-made things — that magical quality of an artifact … Continue reading

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Digging the Dog Tooth Beads

I bought this strand of “beads” in 1997 at the Sapto Hudoyo gallery in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Yogya was smaller and more old-fashioned than Jakarta, which thrilled me. I had been reading The Year of Living Dangerously since we’d arrived. The story takes … Continue reading

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Asyut Embroidery from Kitty Mom

Today’s entry: http://madinpursuit.com/collections/Textile/textile_embroidery-asyut.html

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Molas of the Kuna People (San Blas Islands, Panamá)

Today’s entry: http://madinpursuit.com/collections/Textile/textile_Panama-Mola.html

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Capturing Images from Victorian Daguerreotype Jewelry

Today’s entry: http://madinpursuit.com/Tutorials/DagPhotos/DagPhotos.html

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Victorian Mourning Locket

Today’s thoughts here: http://madinpursuit.com/collections/Jewelry/jewelry_0001_locket.html

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The Origin of “Cool”

Today’s entry: http://madinpursuit.com/Journal2013/20130810.html

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Collector’s Apprentices: 20 Days in July

Today’s summary of the month of July: http://madinpursuit.com/Journal2013/20130728.html

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Connecting Cultures: Eyes and Ears

Today’s entry: http://www.madinpursuit.com/collections/AfricanArt/Yoruba_03.html

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