Noa Curiel, Tel Aviv based designer, uses traditional haute couture techniques consisting of beads, pearls, raffia, velvet and gold thread, as well as cotton and wool. Her goal is to bring the traditional embroidery into every closet. Recently she created a machine embroidered collection of greek tourist shirts:
THE TWELVE GREAT OLYMPIANS WERE SUPREME AMONG THE GODS WHO SUCCEEDED TO THE TITANS. THEY WERE CALLED THE OLYMPIANS BECAUSE OLYMPUS WAS THEIR HOME. THE GREEKS MADE THEIR GODS IN THEIR OWN IMAGE. THAT HAD NOT ENTERED THE MIND OF MAN BEFORE. UNTIL THEN, GODS HAD HAD NO SEMBLANCE OF REALITY. IN GREECE ALONE IN THE ANCIENT WORLD PEOPLE WERE PREOCCUPIED WITH THE VISIBLE; THEY WERE FINDING THE SATISFACTION OF THEIR DESIRES IN WHAT WAS ACTUALLY IN THE WORLD AROUND THEM.
MYTHOLOGY BY EDITH HAMILTON