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Straw to Gold?

It’s neither medieval, nor the classical meaning of “straw to gold”, but it’s still utterly fascinating and really, really interesting: There’s an exhibition called “Stroh zu Gold” in Schloß Moritzburg, showing more than 200 examples of the art of straw plaiting and other straw craft, among them a straw wallpaper from the 18th century.

Plaiting with grass (or similar things) is one of the earliest textile techniques that we can trace, and probably how all this stuff with fuzzy things started out in the first place. So this is something I find incredibly cool – and the good news is that the special exhibition will run until 31.10. this year, and it is open daily.

You can find out more about it (and see some pictures) here. (The page is only available in German.)

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