Saturday, June 8, 2013

Mermaid buttons

There are many versions of the Legends of Lorelei which originated in Germany 
Lorelei is the name of a spirit and the big rock in the Rhine River on which she sits.  Lorelei, the most famous of the Rhine Maidens, is a Siren like mermaid who sits on her rock in the Rhine, combing her long hair and singing.
the poor photo is my feeble attempt  from the deck of the cruise ship
thanks to Annick Le Roux for permission to share her card of mermaid buttons. Materials: pewter, wood, resin, plastic, boxwood, ivory and bone on wood