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Melanie Jackson

Speaking Rybawdy, 2020

£15.00

An artist’s publication of drawings by Melanie Jackson inspired by a particular set of medieval ‘obscenities’ known as the ‘bawdy badges’. Thousands have survived from the high and late middle ages. They were mass produced and easily affordable, part of a vast and profitable pan European trade. They are often discovered in the banks and the beds of its rivers. They are exquisite, rough hewn and lively sculpted reliefs. A group of these – of which little was written or acknowledged but many made and found – are known as the bawdy badges, or the secular badges, sexual badges, or the erotic pins.

Price £15.00 (+ £3.40 P&P)
72 Pages
SKU 036890-1-2-1-4-1-1-1-2-2
Paperback format, perfect bound
Size 180mm (h) x 270mm (w)
Text Melanie Jackson
Design Melanie Jackson
Published by Procreate Projects, London