Eddie Borgo's work focuses on the history of human culture; his collections feature pieces inspired by both ancient and modern technology and how technolgy intersects with cultural movements.
Inspired by the ancient history of weaving and textile adornment, this collection reimagines cording, stitching, beading, and paillettes in metal. Weaving dates back to the Paleolithic era with plant fibers woven into baskets, ropes and cords, and fabric. Decorating fabrics with beads, sequins, and paillettes dates back as far as 2500BCE in the Indus Valley. Gold paillettes were sewn onto Tutankhamun's garments to accompany him into the afterlife. Gold coins woven or sewn into clothing have been used across cultures to convey status, safeguard wealth, and ward off evil spirits.
12k yellow gold vermeil coin disc necklace. 33.5" length.