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June 7, 2016

The word Koi comes from Japanese, simply meaning “carp”. Koi are ornamental varieties of domesticated common carp that are kept for their beauty and decorative aspects in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens. Koi keeping in itself is an art form and keeping them as pets...

May 12, 2016

TIFFANY as WEARABLE ART – the PEONY NECKERCHIEF

A few years back a friend of mine was in New York and visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She bought me a souvenir from the museum’s gift shop; a brightly colored neckerchief. It is a beautifully printed adaptation of...

March 28, 2016

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THE PEACOCK AS DECORATION: A Brief History

 

Ancient Days of Glory

The peacock has been a favorite ornamental motif for millennia. Images of Peacocks adorned fabrics, jewelry and objects d’art in ancient Egypt, Rome and Byzantium. In ancient times peacocks repres...

January 27, 2016

Paying homage to the elements of nature has always been an integral part of Japanese culture. Their belief in the literal as well as the figurative power of images as they relate to the seasons, divine protection, virtues or occasions are represented through the use of...

January 26, 2016

The Holidays are over and another year has whizzed by. Happy New Year! Wishing all of you the very best for 2016.

 

I am ready for a great year! The new Shades of Tiffany website is finally published to great reviews. It took lots of work with a big learning curve as web...

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Fine Feathers: The Peacock Motif

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