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 pigeon service

Christien Meindertsma designed a permanent installation for Texture Flax Museum (Kortrijk, BE) in 2014.
The installation consists of 200 pigeons spread across the building.
Her inspiration came from the traveling and espionage pigeons that were locked into the building of the Linen Thread Company – which today is Museum Texture – during the First World War.

Meindertsma's pigeons are created with 100% flax. The linen comes from five different flax weavers in Belgium and each fabric has its own structure. The pigeons are hand made and are filled with flax seeds.

Each pigeon carries a small rolled-up note on the side of its tail so it can actually be used as a messenger.

28 x 10 x 19 cm high

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