Charleston Style and Design

FALL 2015

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1710, they are ornamented with a simplifed version of the Sanskrit character "om," which also appears on the bottom of the interior. The design can be read like a prayer wheel; as the bowl is rotated, the prayer is released. Sherds from a similar cup were excavated at Drayton Hall as well as Santa Elena, on Parris Island, South Carolina, from a 16th-century colonial Spanish settlement. … This type of unexpected discovery makes studying decorative arts so interesting and exciting. What are you most looking forward to during your visit to Charleston? I am looking forward to spending time looking through the archaeological fndings at Drayton Hall. But, I have to be completely honest—I'm most looking forward to the food. I love to eat, and I know there are many wonderful restaurants in Charleston. We have to ask: Are you a collector? Yes, but only in a small way. I have a collection of 20th-century tableware designed by Eva Zeisel and Russell Wright, but I am not actively adding to that. My husband and I also collect American Indian fetishes—small carved stone animals, primarily from the Zuni Pueblo [in New Mexico]. EDITOR'S NOTE: For the video of Hood's October 15 presentation, search YouTube for "Drayton Hall Distinguished Speakers Series – Suzanne Hood." Founded in 1738 and located along Charleston's Ashley River, Drayton Hall is an icon of colonial American architecture and identity. The oldest unrestored plantation house in America still open to the public, it is also the nation's earliest example of fully executed Palladian architecture. 127 CS D Designers Welcome Charleston, SC 843.425.2889 "Into the Clouds", oil, cold wax, palette Knife, 30x24x1.5 environmentally responsible design project design • project management construction supervision for all building types sustainable building • green materials • energy efficiency

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