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.
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]
This Jewelry Timeline chronicles the social happenings, technological influences, findings and motifs, and materials used throughout the history of jewelry dating back from 400 B.C. to 1979.
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I found this example of urban knit graffiti art to be formally interesting. The crocheted yarn fills in the crevices/ potholes on the street. The yarn brings attention and decorates the parts of the street that seem to be the most unsightly.
To read more about this: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/yarn-bombing-the-guerrilla-kni-151393