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Words are powerful and can be used in so many ways...bringing joy or sorrow, fear or relief. Sometimes words are threatening and must never be spoken....this censorship happens in governments throughout history, but we exercise it privately as well....sometimes we file away in a hidden place those words which must never be said.

This page found floating freely, once belonged to the famous Book of Forbidden Words, but those words remained sealed sewn into a tiny pouch made from a teabag dipped in beeswax. Safe forever....we think. This mixed media piece contains other forms of intrigue...a mysterious collaged square of colored paper perched on the corner of word-filled pouch seems to be standing guard and on the right side, a multitude of x's remind us of all the words that continue to be censored, so powerful and threatening they become for some.

This piece is made with teabags on Japanese paper, with other elements collaged or hand stitched. The Japanese paper is adhered to another sheet of more sturdy handmade paper. Page From The Book Of Forbidden Words measures 6"h x 8 1/2"w and will come carefully packaged and ready for you to display or frame as desired. Piece can be freestanding as shown in one of the photographs.

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Collage on Teabag with Red Embroidery / Page From The Book Of Forbidden Words / Mixed Media on Japanese Paper


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: japanese paper, used teabags, ink, cut up book text, collaged printed papers, embroidery thread, handmade paper, acrylic medium
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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