The Monarch features antique mirror glass in a darkly glamorous, stylized version of a traditional Queen Anne shape. The design is made new by the large scale, smudgy outlines and faded romance of artisan antique glass. The design is equally at home in historical period rooms, 1930s inspirations or even Goth princess dens. Quality antiquing makes all the difference.
Artisan Antique Glass
The smoky, graphic lines and flattering reflections are created by individually treating each mirror element to create authentic vintage appeal.
Decolonization, which unravels lingering colonial systems and structures, has been topical in Africa and the Americas for over 20 years. Inside India, decolonizing Indian crafts does not seem to have crossed-over from academic settings to broader audiences. Why is that?
The lack of a standardized, generally accepted definition of “handmade / handcraft” destabilizes sustainability reporting, ESG dimensions and other urgent, data-driven concerns. We propose the best general definition for handmades, so far:
"True handmades are created, essentially, by human hands. “100% handmades” can use hand tools or even limited mechanical processes—as long as the artisan’s work and skills remain the most substantial value-add of the finished product." Keep reading for a rounded view of handmades, globally.