Many people don’t know what a reliquary is - simply put, they are beautifully crafted containers which hold a memory of a person. Churches and museums are full of these priceless and wonderful pieces, hand made by master craftsmen. Often, the person which the reliquary has been made for, has been lost to time, and the craftsman forgotten but the amazing ‘container’ remains. I’m interested to explore making my own reliquaries for my memories, inventing my own saints whom I can call upon when I need them.
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