Douglas Hunt
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Painted with petals


Among the more visually stunning events you could hope to experience is the Italian "manefestazione" know as an "infiorata." Literally an "enflowering," the events are held in towns throughout Italy nine weeks after Easter to commemorate Corpus Domini and occur when townspeople create floral carpets-some modest, some dazzlingly splendid-in front of their church. One of the most notable occurs in the Umbrian
One of the large floral carpets of Spello Italy's "infiorata."
One of the large floral carpets of Spello Italy's "infiorata."
painted with petals, flooring, painting
The intricacy of some of the designs really is breath-taking.
The intricacy of some of the designs really is breath-taking.
painted with petals, flooring, painting
Detail of the petals.
Detail of the petals.
How the finishing touches are done.
How the finishing touches are done.
Tweezers-and, surprisingly, paper clips-are required tools.
Tweezers-and, surprisingly, paper clips-are required tools.
painted with petals, flooring, painting
A touch of della Robbia.
A touch of della Robbia.
painted with petals, flooring, painting
painted with petals, flooring, painting
painted with petals, flooring, painting
painted with petals, flooring, painting
The beginning of the end.
The beginning of the end.

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