Bridging Arts

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Mermaids? and tapestry kneelers

In Zennor Parish Church, west Cornwall. Realise that though we have had much discussion of the symbolism of fish in different cultures - through our embroidery packs in this project, no one has ever spoken about mermaids. Half fish, half human. An interesting area to take forward, perhaps.
A famous medieval carving on a pew on the church of a mermaid.

And on the pews, serried ranks of tapestry kneelers.  Cannot do the colours justice in the fading light...