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Round tray "cosmos" by Lisa Junius

SFr. 38.00 SFr. 0.00

You could play frisbee with it, or use it to feed your cat with soja milk (since your stopped cow milk thirteen months ago). You could eat your coq-au-vin left overs or predict the forecast. But in the end, you can just use this little tray to stash your rings or serve tasteless gluten-free cookies.

White sandstone, glazed enamel

ø13cm

Handmade in Luxembourg by Lisa Junius

 

Pauline tells you a little story:

A star chart or star map is a map of the night sky. Astronomers divide these into grids to use them more easily. They are used to identify and locate astronomical objects such as stars, constellations, and galaxies. They have been used for human navigation since time immemorial. 

The oldest known star chart may be a carved ivory Mammoth tusk that was discovered in Germany in 1979. This artifact is 32,500 years old and has a carving that resembles the constellation Orion. A drawing on the wall of the Lascaux caves in France has a graphical representation of the Pleiades open cluster of stars (an open cluster is a group of up to a few thousand stars that were formed from the same giant molecular cloud and had roughly the same age). This is dated from 33,000 to 10,000 years ago.
A number of open clusters, such as the Pleiades, Hyades or the Alpha Persei Cluster are visible with the naked eye.