There is a uniquely Sardinian concept of misfortune that divides our existence into the “world above” and the “world below”. The world above is the world of the living, but more precisely the world of safety, of shelter, of humans. The world below is a place that is murkier, where demons reside and unexpected misfortune can befall you. These worlds are mirror images of each other and exist in one continuum. Concentrating on this duality, Sam Baron has designed Talisman Vase, dedicated to the interaction between the two worlds. Talisman is a sonorous vase, inspired by the Carnevale rituals in which masked men fight, march and generally wreak havoc, dressed in heavy loud bells to scare away demons and bad harvest.

This vase is made in collaboration with the ceramicist Walter Usai and includes the same hand-shaped bells used during Carnevale, made by Floris Campanacci.

Materials: Tuscan terracotta, unleaded glaze, hand shaped iron and brass bells, leather cord

Dimensions: W40 x D21 x H38 cm

Additional information: small batch - made to order piece