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Text by

Isabelle Weislo
on the jewel of

Carmen Hauser

False collar or real jewel

False collar or real jewel

This collar that wanted to become a jewel.
How did he get there?
By calling on a river?

By dressing up in white?

Separated from the body of the shirt,
this collar takes on a whole new dimension. Separated from the body,

it becomes spirit,

and can thus claim to take
of magnitude, and rise to the rank
of jewel.

To show us that he is
a real jewel, this collar is adorned with its
most beautiful river: several rows

of fine pearls, symbol of the feminine

nity par excellence. So this pass
loses all his male attributes
to become feminine.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

It is obvious that we can only see the whiteness of this necklace, its fabric, its pearls, everything is white.

Wouldn't these white pearls be the tears of women?

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

All the tears shed
to access their status as women,
or the future tears to
to pay for the fights they will have to lead throughout their career, their life as a woman.

Unless these pearls do
are there only for beauty
mysterious and lasting

that they evoke,

Thus, this "collar ... bind"
only has the function of coming
adorn the neck, seat of language,
of speech.

Wouldn't that be a way of
're-giving' the floor to the woman,
by diverting this "white collar"
evocative of the business world,
of the male world.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

So this real collar, become a false collar

doesn't he remind us that everything

maybe illusion and that

this well orchestrated illusion

can make us believe

many things.

Un faux col devenu collier


Description of the jewel

by Carmen Hauser

Textile collar made from a men's white shirt collar.


The two sides of the collar are joined by a fan of beads sewn in double over 12 rows. The left side is held at the collar by a rectangle piece of cotton crocheted in half flanges. The other side of the fan is provided with the same crochet piece, but this time two transparent plastic pressures are sewn; this makes it possible to connect the fan to the other side of the neck and thus close it.

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