A pitch by Loukia Richards for the JEWELLERY MATTERS International Symposium at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 16 November 2017. You may read Part I and Part II by scrolling down blog updates.
Photo credit: Christoph Ziegler/Loukia Richards
Greek spirituality reflects a culture of public argument and reasonable doubt, an intellectual tradition that gave citizens a voice and God, overseeing them, a human face.
Textile bracelets and crosses made of 33 knots for the 33 years of Jesus’ life.
Although Christianity does not favor sepulchral jewellery – for king or beggar are equal before God- the custom lives on.
Personal items such as a basket ball or a team flag, small icons and decorative objects are placed on the tomb, while identity jewellery is buried with the dead.
Celebrating dinner on the family tomb expresses the belief that death does not break the contact to the dear ones.
The ancient faith on the co-existence of three worlds:
earth, heaven and the in-between
lives on in contemporary Greece.