The story behind

Gianpaolo Pagni likes to appropriate all kinds of documents, which he brings to life and makes scintillate with coloured stamps. For Manufacture de boucleries, the Italian artist was inspired by a vintage album presenting harness and saddlery items. The detail chosen in this scarf focuses on a collection of bridle rings and harness horns. Designed for horse collars, they were decorated with horse heads and those of other animals. Geometric motifs – chevrons, interlacing, triangles, a sunburst and a spiral – frame these depictions. Printed with stamps, they highlight by contrast the figurative style of the original illustrative plate. 

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