Felpa in tiger cotton certified*
The subject depicted is the Medusa, painted by Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio, around 1597, is today housed in the Galleria degli Uffizi.

Probably made at the request of Cardinal Francesco Maria del Monte, representative of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany in Rome, it was donated to the Grand Duke Ferdinando I de ‘Medici, who in those years was setting up his private armor suite at the Uffizi Gallery.
The choice to paint the freshly cut head of the Gorgon on a convex support seems not to have been dictated only by the need to create a work destined to coexist with weapons and armor, but by Caravaggio’s desire to recall the original myth as much as possible. In the story, in fact, the head of Medusa is exhibited by the hero Perseus on her shield, a trophy that would have had the purpose of instilling horror in his enemies, and subsequently given to the goddess Athena who would have shown it on her Aegis.
The crazy gaze, the jet of blood at the base of the neck and the wriggling of snakes in the hair make one imagine that it is almost a photograph taken a few moments after take-off. The particular curved shape of the support not only makes the work an encounter between painting and sculpture, but makes the eyes of the medusa, seat of her power, follow the observer.

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100% Cotton in conversion (cotton grown according to organic standards, but not yet certified)

Certifications: GOTS Cotton in conversion, Fairtrade, EU Ecolabel, SA800 and Oeko-Tex

Produced with wind energy

*Tiger cotton: The first Tiger Cotton® farmers lived and worked side by side with the great Bengal Tiger in Madhya Pradesh, India. Tiger Cotton® is named after them and the tiger is a symbol of all the biodiversity and wildlife that regenerate when a conventional farmer converts into organic.
It started out as a pilot project in collaboration with WWF India and has now grown into a full scale product-line converting farmers all over India.
In between the two reserves live tens of thousands of small cotton farmers. When the tiger wander from one nature reserve to the other the cotton fields function as an important tiger corridor. Without the toxic impact of pesticides in cotton farming the tiger, the wildlife, and the farmer can thrive.
By creating a healthy corridor where the tigers can walk between reserves, organic farmers are playing a key role in the conservation of this imposing species.
In Madhya Pradesh, Tiger Cotton has now helped 4000 cotton farmers convert into certified organic.

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