Breaking from conventional seasonal collections, By Told brings you small drop collections throughout the year, each with one work of Art at center stage.
Eiko Borcherding: “Untitled” (2021), pencil on paper, 90 x 70 cm
Throughout the epochs and across national borders, birds have a great symbolic significance in art. Almost weightlessly sailing through the air they wander between the worlds, able to foresee what lies far ahead- you can observe their movements, be inspired, and let your spirit become light as a feather.
Birds stand for fertility vitality and they represent the all-important peace on earth. In Eiko Bocherding’s artwork, the owl is enthroned somewhat askew, yet holds the symbol of wisdom deep inside. Underneath, a flock of birds emerging from the neatly folded history of the antique paper. They begin to sing - a vivacious twittering of melodious songs - unfold the shawl and let their tunes be heard.
The owl is hanging on the tree of the night...
There is something unsettling her...and you sense it too.
But have no fear. All the birds have already emerged from the dark
and started to sing...
Only the keen fold still keeps all the tones
Let the shawl unfold and hear the comforting sounds..
CELEBRATING UNIQUE HAND-EMBROIDERY TECHNIQUES AND INDIAN CRAFTSMANSHIP
For the intricate hand embroidery designs, By Told is collaborating with India's most talented Karrigars, who have been employing centuries old mastery to reincarnate Eiko Bocherdings artworks into one of a kind hand crafted master pieces.