Reliquary / Devotio Bologna

Devotio Bologna 17 – 19 February

We participate to this event which proclaims to be multi-confessional but in reality is mainly Roman Catholic.

Obviously our goal is to promote our gilt leather. Historically gilt leather was used as altar pieces or to make some liturgical garment. Since gilt leather is quite a rare product for over a century, the demand from the church collapsed, our aim is to (humbly try to) restore this demand.

We will propose an altar piece and a reliquary.

The concept is from Lutson, the cabinet maker is Adèle Enjolras http://adele-ebeniste.toile-libre.org/ she also produced  the technical drawing. The box is made of solid chestnut 25mm thick, the framing is made of walnut, her work is mm sharp.

Adèle in her workshop
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The inside of the reliquary is gilded, on the far end hangs a crystal cross, two windows allow to see the relic, which is protected form exterior elements by the solid construction.

As I previously said, zero tolerance, all neat and sharp

When elaborating the concept of the reliquary we thought it had to respond to high standards.

It had to be of generous proportions, build by human hands and made out of natural materials it had to be solid like a safe, made with precision and care, it had to be precious inside and outside, ready to harbor a relic.

To offer it a last worthy residence.

As Always

Fred

 

 

 

 

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