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Hora Sexta

Hora Sexta

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This piece - called Hora Sexta - was exhibited at Bourdon House during London Craft Week in support of Cræftiga, a prize set up to help uncover and encourage the younger generation of makers. Hora Sexta is a mask to keep the sun from one’s eyes, allowing an afternoon nap, a post-lunch doze, a siesta. In leather designer Mark Tallowin’s research, he discovered that the root of the Spanish word ‘siesta’ is ‘hora sexta’ – a Latin term referring to the sixth hour after morning/dawn mass, ie roughly early afternoon.

This piece, along with the other objects in the exhibition, will be made available to purchase: the proceeds going towards the new Cræftiga prize fund.