Musings —08.12.2012 02:30 PM—
This is a picture of The Mystery Furniture, received from Lala to mark the weeks-long Festival of Joy.
It’s up at the cabin, now, and she bought it in Brighton. It is a mystery.
Apparently it comes from Romania, and was handmade by the Roma (don’t tell Col. Kenney). It has wooden hinges and overlapping planks, as if to make it airtight. No nails at all. It apparently was made as a wedding gift in or around 1850.
The markings on the front – V, I, M plus the weird geometrical stuff – are utterly obscure. Latin? Numeric? Some ancient language? Who knows.
Anyone got any theories on this? It’s The Mystery Furniture, and stubbornly so.