THE LADIES SILURIAN ATOLL

Imagine a Victorian Lady, a vital young adventurous woman who dreams of the South Sea Islands. She has read the journals of the great Pacific explorers but is destined instead by her parents and society to a Great Marriage. She and her companions spend their afternoons crocheting their own coral reef, a feminine invocation of the natural wonders they have read about in books. Definitively referencing the domestic roots of handicraft, the Ladies Silurian Atoll has been made by a small and intimate group of the Reef’s most dedicated contributors.

This delicate ‘fancywork’ marvel evolved within the private space of Margaret and Christine’s living room, where for several years it remained the dominant life form in their house. This delicate ‘fancywork’ marvel evolved within the private space of Margaret and Christine’s living room, where for several years it remained the dominant life form in their house.