A spiral is a curved line that starts from within then moves out. It is one of the oldest symbols dating back as far as the Neolithic period.
This ancient symbol can be found all over the world. The Minoans of Knossos saw it as a symbol of infinity. The Celts saw it as a symbol of birth, growth and expansion. In essence, the spiral represents the cycles of nature, the spiral of life. Cycles indicate change — the old leaves making room for the new.
The spiral, associated with the life force, is often considered a female symbol reflecting the womb and fertility.
Coiled snakes are spirals, too, and thus often related to goddess cults.
The above Muy Marcottage dress is named “Rouge” because it was made from a red fabric (probably once curtains) that looks like sangallo (eyelet). It has thin straps and is body hugging until the buttocks where it then is attached to a gathered skirt of the same fabric. It is completely handsewn into place with white thread and has a zipper in the back. The skirt, trimmed with a yellow print, is covered with spirals made from fabric scraps.
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p.s. My friend, Franca, sent me this message: Baudelaire… «Il disegno arabesco è il più spiritualista (spirituale) dei disegni…». Tante spirali insieme... «Le dessin arabesque est le plus spiritualiste des dessins» = «The arabesque design is the most spiritual drawings». Arabesque art is, in fact, full of spirals.