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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lemania Indigo - Special of the Day - Lady of Shallot

The Lady of Shalott is a poem written by Tennyson in 1833. The Lady of Shalott lived a life of isolation, in the tower of an island castle, on a river which flowed to Camelot. The Lady was cursed and so must constantly weave a magic web without looking directly out at the world, instead she looks into a mirror which reflects the busy road and people of Camelot which pass by her island. One day Sir Lancelot rode past and was seen by the lady. She was enchanted. She stops weaving and looks out her window toward Camelot, bringing about a curse, her mirror is shattered. She leaves her tower, finds a boat upon which she writes her name, and floats down the river to Camelot. She dies before arriving at the palace and among the knights and ladies who see her is Lancelot and he thinks she is beautiful.

This is a picture of the boat Lemania has included with the gown, it has a sitting pose on the pillow and a bright lantern to light the Lady's way down the river.

The gown, inspired by the poem, is called appropriately enough, Lady of Shallot. It's a beautiful white linen gown with flowing flexi sleeves and skirts all trimmed in lace. The crown of stars and the golden slippers are included in the folder along with the boat. This is one of the Specials of the Day at Lemania Indigo for 100L
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