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The Solent ("Off the Map" collection)

£245.00 GBP

Ordnance Survey maps have a wonderful texture, which one collector described as "like suede". These unique pieces are made by cutting and folding strips of map, then bias-plaiting them using a traditional technique.

They show the beauty of the Ordnance Survey map in the abstract. The names, the colours, the symbols and indicators, the sea, the land, the forests and woodlands, the streets and landmarks...

Bias plaiting is a traditional technique that is used across the world, for example for birch bark baskets in Scandinavia, and coconut-palm hats and bowls in the Caribbean.

The Solent  

11cm x 24cm x 12cm 

FREE POSTAGE & PACKING to UK addresses; for anywhere outside the UK please contact me and I will let you know the shipping cost for a particular item before you make your purchase. I'm afraid I can't guarantee next-day delivery in the UK as our rural post office is open only certain days of the week (and our Highland post takes an extra day), but items will be sent Special Delivery and posted out within the week.

For more about the "Off the Map" series, see the "Off the Map" page.  

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