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LEARN ABOUT THE GERMAN SEAMSTRESS AGNES RICHTER

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We are enthralled with the embroidered jacket from Agnes Richter,  a German seamstress held as a patient in an insane asylum during the 1890s.

 

“During her time there, she densely embroidered her straitjacket with words, undecipherable phrases and drawings which  documented her thoughts and feelings throughout her time there. This remarkable object was collected by Hans Prinzhorn, a psychiatrist who ardently collected the artwork of his patients at a Heidelberg psychiatric hospital in the early 20th century”… Via Ridiculouslyinteresting.com

 

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  • Angela February 18, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    What a document. Thank you for sharing.

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