Our exhibition, '13 Amulets', was at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London. The exhibition ran from Tuesday 1st May to Thursday 31st May 2012.
The Petrie Museum is named after Flinders Petrie (1853-1942), an early archaeologist, who dug many of the sites represented in the museum which holds one of the largest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world, with an estimated 80,000 objects. The museum although small, has some amazing artefacts of ordinary life, much of it quite perishable such as clothing, jewellery, sandals, fragments of basketry, matting, and funerary wreaths. And of course amulets, in the form of small items representing animals, symbols or deities, worn as jewellery or placed inside mummy wrappings. Basketry Plus members were responding to the collection, and to the idea of an object bringing protection or luck to the owner, to create varied and personal amulets using basketry techniques.
Letters From My Family - Geraldine Poore
Strandline - Maggie Smith
This Object Has Been Temporarily Removed - Rachel Max
Unearthed - Elaine Kingsford
Safe Delivery - Joyce Hicks
Divinity - Joan West
Serenity - Anne Ratnarajah
See Through Blue - Norma Adams
One for Sorrow - Stella Harding
Keep Safe My Love - Suni Lopez
Rebirth - Lorraine Gilmore
Besom - Sherry Doyal
Secret Current - Margaret Sparks