Wednesday, 8 October 2014


RACHIS (or rhachis)

1. (botany) the main axis or stem of an inflorescence or compound leaf
2. (ornithology) the shaft of a feather, especially the part that carries the barbs
3. another name for the spinal column

An unlikely flower
Wax or plastic rachis
Bearing duvet and feathers
Laced in night

Dress by Jean Paul Gaultier (at The Barbican - London) 

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