The link between a person and a garment can never be planned for, but has lasting impact when a garment becomes a life-long companion. It reveals the potential for change in each individual and often marks that in the associations with a piece, for single, small actions can have big effects.
"In 1994 my husband was diagnosed by chance with cancer and had an
operation and then his health insurer sent him on a course of treatment
at a health resort, so we went together, I accompanied him. While we
were at the health resort there was a workshop and I made this scarf
there and that was in 1994, so it’s already quite old. And whenever I
wear it I always think about how lucky my husband is to have got off
relatively lightly and recovered from his illness."
Berlin - July 2010
Photograph by Stefan Rother
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