Friday, September 11, 2009

Venus of Willendorf as Interpreted by Zazu Faure/Los Angeles

Here is my contribution for our team Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser--a cashmere version of the Venus of Willendorf.

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The Venus of Willendorf, also known as the Woman of Willendorf, is an 4 3/8 inches high statuette of a female figure estimated to have been made between 24,000 BC – 22,000 BC. It was discovered in 1908 by archaeologist Josef Szombathy at a paleolithic site near Willendorf, a village in Lower Austria near the city of Krems. It is carved from an oolitic limestone that is not local to the area, and tinted with red ochre. Since this figure's discovery and naming, several similar statuettes and other forms of art have been discovered. They are collectively referred to as Venus figurines, although they pre-date the mythological figure of Venus by millennia.

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I've been a little preoccupied with her image. I'm seeing it everywhere as you may have noticed--even in my garden. Here she is, enjoy. She will be available soon in the PLUSHTEAM etsy store.

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