I had been wanting a tassel for the key of this painted chest for quite a while but just couldn’t find anything that was not trite. But over the weekend, while in a small junk store, I came across this ogee-shaped, galvanized tag on a jute string. I was instantly charmed by its unexpectedness and rather formal shape while being executed in such a humble material. The $1.50 price also helped seal the deal.
Photos by Joel Woodard