The Caroline Mirror has super-interesting silver and gold coloring via cool, mixed materials. The antique glass surround is punctuated by decorative brass cabochons, which creates glamour you might expect to see in a Parisian or Venetian Art Deco apartment of the 1940s.
The design shimmers with a scalloped, precision cut and beveled antique mirror-on-mirror frame accented with beveled keystones.
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.