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Must-See: Stunning Dress Crystalised in Salt from Dead Sea

This is one dress that might not make it to anyone’s #OOTD shot, but it is nonetheless nothing short of magical. Artist Sigalit Landau submerged a black dress in the Dead Sea for two months for her series titled Salt Bride, and what happened is amazing. The traditional dress used is a replica of an outfit worn by Leah, a young bride in The Dybbuk, a 100-year-old play.

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Photo: Sigalit Landau/Marlborough Contemporary via Bored Panda

By submerging Leah’s dress in the Dead Sea, it is transformed underwater as salt crystals gradually adhere to the fabric,” states a press release from Marlborough Contemporary. “Over time, the sea’s alchemy transforms the plain garment from a symbol associated with death and madness into the wedding dress it was always intended to be.”

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Photo: Sigalit Landau/Marlborough Contemporary via Bored Panda

The dress was taken out and photographed periodically over two months to capture the salt crystalisation progress. “Over the years, I learnt more and more about this low and strange place,” said Laundau of the Dead Sea. “Still the magic is there waiting for us: new experiments, ideas and understandings.”

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Photo: Sigalit Landau/Marlborough Contemporary via Bored Panda

“It is like meeting with a different time system, a different logic, another planet. It looks like snow, like sugar, like death’s embrace; solid tears, like a white surrender to fire and water combined.”

 

Check out the finished piece below:

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Photo: Matanya Tausig via Bored Panda

 

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Photo: Matanya Tausig via Bored Panda

This dress is not Landau’s first salt art creation, though. Her website showcases her other pieces, such as a bicycle, chandelier and violin.

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