16 FLAG 2011


DailyFlag for DailyBread in support of Daily Bread Food Bank Holiday Drive

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“Daily Flag 16” by The Family at 14 Leuty. 24×36”. Cotton print appliqué on canvas, with accents of gold thread and jewellery. SOLD $55 “Sola shringar”: As she anticipates her lover’s arrival, the Indian beauty readies herself with the classical sixteen adornments. The flag makers have chosen to depict the decoration of hands with henna dye (or “mehendi”), a modern component of this ancient ritual. Interestingly, the number 16 also has significance in European cultures as the age at which a young woman becomes marriageable.