The Woven Scrolls are a special ongoing collection of Bulgarian cotton bookmarks woven by my mother – Gergana Daskalova.
They are made using various techniques, including tablet weaving, inkle loom weaving and other traditional belt making techniques, depending on the project. The inspirations behind them are sometimes from traditional motifs, sometimes formed free from the imagination. The works themselves are not traditional but rather my mother’s signature artistry. She is very playful with colors and mixes them in sometimes unorthodox but always exciting ways.
Often the designs are made in collaboration with my father Ivo Daskalov, who carves wooden or silver inlaid ends for the weaves.
The two bookmarks from the “Roots” collection are woven on a an inkle loom from cotton threads in earth colors – green, yellow and brown. Both are finished with dark brown leather, on which are embroidered symbolic trees. These works continue the tradition of woven belts and present a modern reading of this craft.
Dimensions are 18×2,5 cm.
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