Tuesday, January 10, 2012

abc wednesday —Z is for "zecchino"

aka sequin. In Italian, zecchino means "coin"—
I borrowed this bit of info from Wikipedia:

"Coins known as sequins were used for centuries throughout the
Mediterranean. In the cultures where these sequins
circulated, the custom of stitching sequins and similar coins to
women's clothing originally arose as a way to display (and store)
the family's wealth. This ancient custom led to the
use of sequined fabric in modern fashion."

Now I like a bit of bling as much as the next girl, but I
think I'll keep the few coins I have in the bank, thank you.



[To see more abc Wednesday, go here.]



                                           

12 comments:

  1. Fascinating photo. It has a liquifactive-mesh quality and I love the spot of red.

    Your kind information makes me wonder how many of these are under these. With or without, one could have one’s mobility hampered, that’s for sure.

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  2. love this photo... and learned a new word..

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  3. Terrific use of the letter Z. I learned a new word too.

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  4. The beautiful shot.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  5. Beautiful shot.

    Zing is it for me. Hope you can visit and see. Have a nice day!

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  6. Such an interesting info, thanks for sharing. Love the image too.

    Zodiac is one of my entries. Come see it when you get a chance. Thanks!

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  7. I agree with Tall Gary -- there is almost an organic quality to these "zecchino." Hmmm, wonder what is the plural?

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  8. Thanks, all!
    helenmac -- I think you know. (It's zecchini.)

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  9. Not to be confused with 'zucchini', which are something different:-) Like 'panini', it's a plural form.

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  10. Wonderful shades of blue! And fun to learn a new word along with a bit of history.

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  11. Coins in the bank, sequins on your clothes...sort of like 'rings on your fingers, bells on your toes'!

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  12. A great finishing post for this round and the letter Z;
    http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/z-is-for-zinke/

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