mona “the only one”

Ag │ 2010

Filigraned buttons and other clothing accessories made using the technique of filigree were a sign of people belonging to a higher social class throughout the 18th and even 17th century. Over the time they however got into folk environment where it became a desire of every housewife to own at least one set of them. In this work I have dealt with meanings and values of material’s and form’s expression which contrast and communicate with each other.

In the forms of utitily objects we can see mulitiple contexts and paradoxes. Malfunction of a form of utility objects. Genuineness a value in material alone. Social bonding this is reflected in the used motives of folk plant ornamentation. Elaborateness of the desing this is represented in the highly time-consuming, 2 millenia old, goldsmith technique , the filigree, which is “conserved” in the object.