by The Lingernots
AX+APPLE have just released their new collection and it is completely breathtaking! I had the honor of being draped in the pieces themselves and photographed by Davis Ayers for the Imperial Ash look book which you can see at http://www.axandapple.com
Evokes the spirit of burial offerings found in tombs and charnal houses throughout Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. Each piece recalls the tradition of the people who maintain an open dialogue with death. They believed the objects left in the tombs would cross over with their owner, guiding them, and, protecting them in their journey from this world to the next.
From Jewelry, to weapons, to money, to an army of ten thousand soldiers sculpted from terra-cotta clay, the findings of these tombs are widely varied in value and volume, but all of them contain a world of superstition and sentiment.
Imperial Ash was created using the Lost Wax casting technique, a technique as old as some of the tombs themselves. These castings, married with Ax+Apple’s signature cu-ration of mixed chains and vintage coins, create a strong sculptural collection of modern talismans designed to keep with you on your own personal journey.
(all photos by Davis Ayers and Ax+Apple)