|Basel toy museum announces upcoming exhibits|
|Tuesday, 16 October 2012 15:47|
In addition to its standing exhibits of dolls, teddy bears, and other toys, Toy World Museum Basle has announced two special exhibitions which will run through the holiday season: Napkin Folding: A Western Folding Art and Christmas Light: Peace, Faith, Love, Hope.
Napkin Folding: A Western Folding Art opens Oct. 20 and runs through April 7, 2013. The custom of artfully folding napkins dates back to the 16th century, when the folded napkins, alongside edible centerpieces and other ephemeral displays, were part of a festive occasion in Europe.
Master folder Joan Sallas created the objects on display, including a table fountain with a griffin and a lion, a ship, and many others, all made of folded linen. Sallas will also conduct napkin-folding workshops on Saturdays and Sundays between 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. during the special exhibition’s run, and the museum is holding a competition for visitors to see who can create the most original, beautiful, and unusual piece by folding a paper napkin; the entries will be judged by museum visitors.
Christmas Light: Peace, Faith, Love, Hope is an exhibit dedicated to the Christmas candle. It opens Dec. 1 and runs through Feb. 10, 2013. Christmas pyramids, Advent lanterns, angel chimes, and illuminated houses will be among the candlelit items on display.Find out more about the museum and these special exhibitions at www.toy-worlds-museum-basle.ch.
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