Our new Matriarchs collection is a dream come true for me. I've always wanted to honor the brave woman who came before me, and who forged previously unimagable paths for themselves and others. It is because of these fore-bearers that I am the woman I am today.
As you know, Why Girls Go Astray specializes in using antique images; our sweet spot is 1910 or before. Sitted portraits of regular black folk, much less couples, of any kind of means in the U.S, are exceedingly rare before 1960-ish really. So I was beyond delighted to find this antique tin-type. To think that this duo, in that era, had enough disposable income
Please see our "Details" section for more information on the construction, and care of our catch-all trays.
In the potichomania process, the glass acts as both a foundation and protective finish, saving the step of varnishing. The original intent was to recreate Greek and Etruscan vases by simulating rare and expensive Sevrés porcelain.
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This tray measures approximately 6x10" inches. The relative thinness of the tray – just over 1/8” thick – belies the complexity of the potichomania process. Each of our trays is comprised of a glass tray, three layers of 28# paper, four coatings of varnish, and finished with two coats, each of paint and clear acrylic spray. We’ve added a high-quality felt pad on the bottom in order to protect your home surfaces.
Care: Please spray with a gentle glass cleanser and wipe clean. Do not submerge in water. For decorative purposes only.
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