Today's object was the Mold Gold Cape, finely crafted and still a bit of a mystery as to when t was worn. One theory is that it was a ceremonial piece, worn to display the wealth and power of the wearer - and like a lot of power goods both then and now, difficult to wear with any degree of comfort.
I have a fancy for anything with a touch of gold and I just love these ancient, bashed-up gold artefacts - it must be the East End show- off coming to the surface. As it is, my gold ceremonial wear is much simpler - a strip of coloured silk, sewn up at the sides, washed, wrung out and tied in a knot to dry to make some rough pleats. Took about an hour to make. I'll be wearing it tomorrow when I meet the good people of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners at the Mansion House (not my usual kind of hangout, but it is my year of being bolder). Pretty though my mock cape is, somehow I don't think the Lord Mayor will be eating his heart out.
I hope to add my two penn'orth to the 100 objects project. You can add your own objects to the website; read about the objects other bloggers have chosen, like Kate's knitting sticks and Anna's exploration ; or post something on your own blog. Whatever, I do hope you enjoy teh project as much as I am.