Penn Sardin-La Dentellière

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Penn Sardin-La Dentellière
62 in
32 in
(157 cm x 81 cm)
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"Penn Sardin - La Dentellière" talks about the Breton women who had lost their jobs in the sardin canneries because of the fishing crisis at the beginning of the 20th century and had to learn lace making to earn their living and rescue from poverty. They and their headdress were called: "penn sardin" (sardine head).

The fine thread work on rather banal material - plastic beans net, jeans, hemp- translates the dual life of these women : workers at factory and later lacemakers.
Pieces of recycled jeans, plastic beans-net, crocheted doilies found at flea market
Free motion machine embroidered, pull thread work