“Made by hand.”
The suits for the Apollo missions were all sewn entirely by hand, without the use of traditional sewing tools such as pins and other temporary fasteners for fear that one would be forgotten and left in the suit.
This vase, one of a pair, covered in petrified wood with gilded bronze handles in the form of serpents, once belonged to Marie Antoinette and was kept in her bathroom in Versailles. Fearful of the signs of impending revolution, the vase was given to the Queen’s supplier, Daguerre, in October of 1789.
Given over to the state after the death of the Queen, the vase eventually ended up in the collection of Moïse de Camondo.
[Description subject to the accuracy of my rusty French]
Thread and nail poster by Dominique Falla.