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Felted Pot

Artist Vanja Bazdulj’s Big Wonkys is a series of felt pots that illustrate and celebrate the beauty of imperfection, assemetrical, and ‘wrong.’ Inspired my corals, Vanja communicates such happy accidents found in nature.

As pots, I find it an interesting art object. They strip the utilitarian characteristics of pots and question what traditional pots should be made out, whether it is aesthetic or functional.

Archers use bracers to protect themselves

Also referred to as bracelets or vambraces, archers primarily use these to protect their bow arm or to gather in their sleeves. Modern versions are used today, but they were extensively used in Midieval armoury

The origin of the term ‘Bracelet’ is from the Greek branchile meaning of the arm from the Old French bracchiale or armlet.

Dictionary.com – mid-15c., from O.Fr. bracelet (14c.), dim. of bracel, from L. bracchiale “armlet,” from bracchium

The etymology is also tied to the word ‘Brace’

“early 14c., “armor for the arms,” from O.Fr. brace, braz “arms,” also “length measured by two arms” (12c., Mod.Fr. bras “arm, power;” brasse “fathom, armful, breaststroke”), from L. bracchia pl. of bracchium “an arm, a forearm,” from Gk. brakhion “arm” (see brachio-). Applied to various devices for fastening and tightening, on notion of clasping arms. The verb “to render firm or steady by tensing” is mid-15c., with figurative extension to tonics, etc. that “brace” the nerves (cf. bracer “stiff drink”). Related: Braced; bracing.” [From Online Etymology Dictionary]