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Fish, a cultural introduction

Getting to know the word from all angles...

Michal's wrestling with the potential of strengthening his terrific Fiction Corpus with an autobiographical story about fiction submissions; cites fatigueDictionary icon

I believe in the possibility of implementing English as a worldwide language. I do doubt the lumbering strategy by which the English tongue is presented for study.Pointer

Upgrading a person's mastery of a language isn't like making a more accurate catapult. A language - a spoken tongue - isn't merely an instrument that you can learn to utilize with greater amounts of precision. A common tongue cannot be insulated from the competing values of a society of which it is a description. A language isn't recited; it happens - and keeps happening as long as a circle of people keeps using it.

To make a student recite English is to strip her of its cultural context. A worthy educator has to have a strategy for introducing it; the prudent student ventures out to seek it.

A dictionary has the potential to be an influential tool. The best dictionaries define a language based on a particular corpus, a set of written language of varying size and consistency. Such a corpus might include everything from a book about literature to a few decent science fiction stories. I burnt many candles laboring on my "prodigious" Fiction Corpus in order to form a unique genre of dictionary based on the ability of one man to tell a story in myriad forms. It is a labor of love and listening.

I have pieced together a million words and I have evaluated them, reframing them - not just to teach the English tongue but to promote the human spirit, and to goad that spirit or soul not just to recite but to happen.

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A Fetish is the Common Word that Answers the Question, "Why?"

The most frequently used words in Michal's Corpus that represent common fetishes

Help Replace Mind control With Truth in ArtOne of Margo's pictures from our trip across Europe.

Strength and dignity are her clothing...

Proverbs 31:25

Author's Note: I have been enjoined from sharing the details of my true romance adventure until such time that the other party is prepared to present her perspective on the affair arrangement...Pointer

Europe, the summer of 2011. Twelve countries. 46 days. One car. One tent. One man. One woman he's just met.

Though I felt fully formed as a writer, and had been trained in visual language, it was my first time with a professional camera in my hands. I was just learning the ins and outs and had come to Europe to find as diverse a selection of subject matter as possible, preferably something that fit my aesthetic devotion to promoting body acceptance. Enter Margo.

I was from America, land of the free...home of the brave. She carried the weight of Old Europe...domestic and religious poverties...stifled creativity. Anger. Sadness. Yearning.

As far apart culturally as we may have been, we spent 6,000 miles in one car. We spent over 40 nights in one tent. We started learning how to listen to each other. We started learning how to accept our differences and how to let them help us instead of driving us apart. Slowly but surely, we started learning how to beat the devils that abuse us.

One of Margo's pictures from our trip across Europe.

6,000 miles across Europe with a complete stranger

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During our trip across Europe, Margo very bravely opened up to me and to the camera. It was a difficult thing to do considering the scars that she carries. I wanted to share with the world her often joyful, often sad, often angry but always liberating experience except that the Internet is full of pictures of naked women and men and full of trolls who abuse them.

I realized that what I really need to point out is not the openness that Margo and I cultivated between ourselves, but the darkness that continues to surround us. When I censor nudity, I do so in a way that does not compromise the integrity of the human body. In censoring the photographs that Margo and I took during our trip, I was quick to notice that in those pictures where Margo was at her most open, at her most unguarded and most relaxed, in a word, when she was herself and basking in the sun I was forced to blacken her completely.

Why does our society drive people into darkness? Why can we not accept ourselves as we are? Why can we not accept our bodies? Have we truly become eunuchs? Or are we capable of defying the sickness that pits us against each other? Together we could conquer the devils that abuse us.

Whether you enjoy being nude or not, whether you've been photographed nude or not, but especially if, for you, like for Margo, it's something you never thought you would do, consider submitting your own photograph to be published in a censored manner as a form of protest against the ubiquitous presence of the human body on the internet, naked or not, that is published and duplicated ad infinitum without context and without regard for the identity or the needs of the individual being depicted.

Michal's Dictionary:
Understanding the word Fish

A word can represent many things. First and foremost it represents a type of gesture. A specific way of speaking. A specific way of inscribing a mark. A specific way of moving your hand. To know one of these kinds of gestures is to know how to pronounce the word fish in some kind of way.

If you want to communicate an idea using the word fish, you will need to know what other people are made to think when you make the gesture. You will never have complete awareness of or control over the associations or identities that are invoked by a set of words, but you can know what was and what is a single word's jointly accepted definition, at least for a given place, thereby tracing a direction which will help you to understand what kinds of associations and identities are driving its use.

By using the word yourself, you enter into a long-standing albeit oftentimes unconscious debate over its definition, forever entangling yourself into the history of its use. The way you use it, and which other words you use it with carries weight.

The more you know about where the word fish is located in the fabric of a language, the better you will be at exploiting its cultural power.

Pronunciation of FishMargo on a trampoline

I have yet to publish a pronunciation for the word fish.

Video of me pronouncing "fish."

Definition of FishMargo on a trampoline

I have yet to publish the definition of fish.

I'm sure it won't take too long.

Common use of fish in illustrative example sentencesMargo on a trampoline

  1. My grandmother insists on eating nothing but fish every Friday.

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  2. Are the fish biting? Have you caught anything interesting?

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  3. There is a distinct fish smell coming from the trunk.

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  4. I don't really like to fish. I did do it often enough when I was young. With my father and my uncle. As much as they let me.

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  5. I have yet to come up with a fifth sentence using the word fish.

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  6. I have yet to come up with a sixth sentence using the word fish.

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  7. I have yet to come up with a seventh sentence using the word fish.

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Usage of Fish in Michal's Fiction CorpusMargo on a trampoline

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Michal's Fiction Corpus of Acceptance Literature (FiCAL) is presented under the Bare Bottom imprint. It is currently comprised of six bodies of work, each representing a different pillar of culture and incorporating a wide variety of writhing styles.

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Fish, a morphological approach

I have yet to make a morphological analysis of the word fish.

That doesn't mean it's not high on my list.

Table of Frequency for the Word "Fish."

This table lists in descending order the total number of times that the word fishand any of its morphological derivations appears in the Fiction Corpus, along with a breakdown of frequency by title, the respective rank of each word in the complete list of all words in the Corpus, as calculated both densely and competitively, as well as the percent increase in frequency of the word over the frequency of the next lowest rank in the complete list.

Margo stretching her arms
Percent Increase over next rankRANKWORDFrequency
TOTAL # of occurencesMCDONALDSJESUSSEXTSIGAJACKSONDINGBATS
densecompetitivemodern/sloppybiblical/tersepoetic/high-browhard/fasttalkymixed salad
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I have yet to publish the table of frequency for the word fish, but I will get to it shortly. -Michal

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Usage of Fish in Death to McDonalds

An aerial view of Dodger Stadium in the foreground, with an imaginary partially submerged Los Angeles behind

A story bible for a comic book series set in a post climate-change California narrated by eight characters who live through a natural disaster that sinks Los Angeles and triggers a war with an expansionist Mexican government covertly supported by China.

Frame #5178

swabees came by looking for fish. they saw my raft. they think im crazy. a fine bunch of sailors they are. their friends could be out there.

Sprint "Iphone" Case

9 November, 10:12 AM

Frame #7075

redbox's mother never answered the question. she died right then and there. thats when redbox realized how selfish she had been.

Chase Credit

23 December, 11:10 PM

Frame #245

theres always a trade.off. there has to be. one fish goes. another one takes its place. thats what happened last time.

Ikea Credit

28 July, 10:41 AM

Frame #5288

forget the birds. im sticking wih the shellfish.

Sprint "Iphone" Case

15 November, 11:30 AM

Frame #3279

i have a fishing rod. i might as well put it to use. no telling how long sprint will keep us stuck here.

Chase Credit

3 September, 6:27 PM

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Usage of Fish in The Gospel of Jesus H.

A picture of the planet Mars

An experimental science fiction Christology that makes Jesus the hard boiled narrator of his own early years on a bizarro earth made dark by volcanic ash and informally ruled by a man from Mars who sells bottled air.

They called him a traitor then! How they could've wondered if they had seen him those twenty or so years before, when, as a young tyro, scarcely out of his dead father's shadow - a meddlesome brat - a partisan who had never seen or heard or known the manual of arms, he started his great career as a leader of men, trusted, misunderstood, feared and derided, in precisely the same manner in which he ended it: that is, traitorously looping around a city under attack just so he could get his own: in the first case, it being a lot of money - whatever the Krupnik was getting for his trouble - but, in the second case, it being your beautiful mother, who, having searched far and wide across the plains of Mars for something (Jesus had no idea for what), had retired to her private apartments in the western half of Centropolis, the recaptured and secure part, which Jesus, at that point, was determined to penetrate - by himself. He didn't give a damn about Julius, the Resistance, even his own men, having relegated his first lieutenant, Stalin, to leading their retreat, along with the entire exodus of men, women and children, out from the Hellas Basin, away from your grandfather's tyranny, and north to the region of Alba Patera, while your selfish father planned his conjugal escape to the south. The only difference between that time and the first time was that, during the second time, God was still on his mind.

Verse 128 from the chapter called Arms

Sticks and stones were the first weapons known to man. There was a choice to be made between a strong stick, broken off in such a way as to have a nice point, which was the first spear, and a handily shaped stone, which was the first club. Only in the afterlife shall we discover what the first hunter's prey was, but there's a good chance, considering man's humble stature in those days, that, with his relative lack of experience in mind, it was either a slow fish, or a dumb bird, or perhaps even a blind squirrel. Unless one of those three creatures happened to jump into his lap, we can safely assume that, whichever weapon he chose to use, he threw it.

Verse 1 from the chapter called Arms

"What you have to understand is that the Polish priest is a cruel, inconsiderate bastard. He's selfish and proud. He thinks he's the last stand against everything that's wrong. He's the last bastion of Polish Catholicism. He will never surrender. Come on: climb aboard." Zoe climbed on. "You don't feel like fainting, do you?"

Verse 661 from the chapter called Security

Now, in those days, there was a strong tendency to exploit the letter of the law for one's own selfish purposes. Jesus had waited so long for all this bureaucratic grossness to come to the surface that November and All Saint's Day was actually around the corner. "The war's going to be over by the time we leave," said Jesus. "That's how far behind schedule we are. Panzer-Tank's halfway to the Moon by now."

Verse 299 from the chapter called Vows

"Beloved sister," I said, "where have I been? When did I leave my lamb? You were like a newborn child whose brother pulled you on a string. You were my infant in an open box, left behind in a snowstorm. 'Where are you!' I yelled, but you were gone. You were covered in snow: invisible to selfish eyes who couldn't see that the string had long since broken. I lost you, child! I never turned around! I failed you and this is my punishment!

Verse 607 from the chapter called Adolescence

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Usage of Fish in Sex for Children

A drawing of a man between a woman's legs in front of another man in a hospital bed

A literature book narrated by a pair of siblings on either side of the Atlantic whose profoundly weird sexual experiences pose a serious challenge to their traditional understanding of mathematicians, marriage, gay young men and God.

Knowing that Indiana would ask: why the filthy face? I was hoping I could think of some funny story to cheer her up. But when she did ask me, there was no funny story. Instead, I felt foolish. I told her I was closing the fireplace: someone had forgotten to close the flue, and: "I sneezed." She told me to go wash my face. She was ready to insist, but we were already standing by the open door. We left, and that's how we drove home: one black face, one red face. There was very little conversation. We entered the car in silence and that's how it remained. I was pretty sure an explanation was coming at some point, so I wasn't going to fish for it. But I was hoping it would come in the car - because that way, one can always concentrate on the road. I have very little patience for grief, whether it be warranted or not.

– Title 2, Regarding the Romaniac, Part 1, Section 30, Presenting Oneself to a Potential Husband, Paragraph 19

Now, according to this analysis, the Greatest Commandment would have us give to God as much enthusiastic devotion, as much unselfish loyalty, and as much attention as we could possibly find within ourselves.

– Title 3, Regarding a Dream, Chapter 7, The Seventh Day, Part 1, Strength & Security Sector Reform, Section 2, Facing a Choice, Paragraph 6

Why should anything be too fiery for us, Macy? Why must these generations be so timid? We are more concerned about hurting each other's feelings than we are about the truth. It makes me sick. There's always gonna be selfish people, people doing selfish things - women denying their wombs, men denying their seeds - but: I will not tolerate this active contempt for virtue.

– Title 3, Regarding a Dream, Chapter 5, The Fifth Day, Part 1, Greenery & Land Reform, Section 5, Surrendering the Debate, Paragraph 10, Clauses 4-7

Do not forget your baptismal vows. Do not be selfish. Consider the true needs of those around you - especially Indiana. Do not let their desires cloud your judgment.

Above all else, do not make false justifications. Remember to acknowledge your sin even as you do it. There is no other way; it is painful, but necessary.

– Title 2, Regarding the Romaniac, Part 1, Section 34, Propogating a Concept of Duty, Paragraphs 3-4

I let the music play, and, approaching another glass case, I saw a beautiful portrait photograph. It was Olympia from a few years ago. She was smiling beautifully, thickening her lips, not showing her teeth. "They were probably falling out," I thought to myself. There was a smaller portrait of Fabric, and a picture from her baptism as well. You and I were standing on either side of the font. You were beautiful in the picture; you were smiling at the camera; I was looking at the child in my arms with a stern expression. There were many pictures in this cabinet: family, friends, vacation. There was even a picture of our mother with Indiana, frying a gigantic fish by the lake. There was a triptych of old photographs: a young man in a zipped-up sweater, an old couple walking in the forest, and a young couple on the grass: the woman in a plain dress, the man in uniform.

– Title 3, Regarding a Dream, Chapter 1, The First Day, Part 1, Victory & Calendar Reform, Section 6, The Drawing Room, Paragraph 4

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Usage of Fish in Tsiga Tsiga Tsiga

Bullets whizzing by a statue of Nikola Tesla

A collection of stories featuring a sexy Parisian ghost, a spooky Moon base full of vagina-faced aliens, a policeman with an Irish name, a truck full of watermelons, a flautist, and a man who has to see another man about a diseased horse.

Gog threw a fish into their midst. It hit one of them in the belly. The man grimaced. He accused the others. They cursed him. Each man drew his sword. They might have killed each other, if Magog had not emerged from the hold like a newborn Aphrodite, commanding them to stop.

– from “In the Beginning, There was Gog,” a fantasy story featuring an ancient quest

Patsy chose to follow his suspect on a bright summer day. He took his fishing poles with him to blend in. "New York Bay is full of fishermen," he explained. He followed his suspect right past the fishermen, all the way to the brackish waters of the Raritan, turning at the Navy Pier straight into the grimy serenity of Sandy Hook and Horseshoe Cove.

– from “A Cop Named Patsy,” a funny story featuring a cop hunting an absurd serial killer

Patsy thought he was finished. He was falling off the largest building in Japan. At some point, the cable held. Swinging wildly below the forty-ninth floor, he was no longer glad he was alive. The pain in his hand was unbearable. "Like a fish on a hook," he whispered. "I'll never go fishing again."

– from “A Cop Named Patsy,” a funny story featuring a cop who gets no respect

"By the selfishness of Her Majesty, the Queen's, ministers," all three of them agreed.

"From contaminating our Lady's feet," said the first.

"By constructing," said the other.

"Such a siege-tower," said the first, "as you like to call it."

"And employing it," said the other.

– from “Italy Sucks and Has Sucked For A Long Time,” an adventure story featuring the sad truth of Western history

Lorenzo stopped climbing the poplars. He would fish out from the Baron's fountain the bottle he had made. The outside was waxed instead of the inside. It was shaped to fit the cherry branch he had chosen. Though Ferrari beat him badly for it, he wouldn't stop coming back to carve it.

Ferrari was worried. He told Carmina, "He's up to something."

– from “Italy Sucks and Has Sucked For A Long Time,” an adventure story featuring feudalism at its best

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Usage of Fish in Sorry Ms. Jackson

Chiseled letters from an ancient stone tablet hanging on a wall

A real play. With drama in it. Talk fast. It takes two hours. Set in a guest house. In a small community. After a murder. Lots of suspicion. The characters learn to listen to each other. It's funny.

FLETCHER: Oh, Money! God of first fruits! Bringer of knowledge! Harvester of truth! Where would Man be without thy cold kindness? Give me your hand. Let the lorikeets squeak out the rhythm of our steps. We'll dance a polonaise. I'll sashay you around the South Pacific. Who could prove to be a better partner? No man could be as faithful; no woman either. Even if she bleed by the moon, her temper is not as mild. Obedience notwithstanding, her character can seem, at times, positively restive. Feistiness is a woman's most vicious virtue. It can burn a man's pride even while it warms his heart. In truth, a man who marries money is liable to finding a bed so stiff the kingfisher would laugh. Without it, one would cry at night like the ghost bird. Thanks to money, nature is Man's slave. Weathering the vicissitudes of fortune, the wealthy man works the ground for as long as the ground does not work him. When that day comes, let's hope that our money has not defrauded us of our nature.

– ACT I, line 797

FLETCHER: (massaging) Don't get testy. This is for your own good.

ALICE: Tell me something in Norfuk.

FLETCHER: Like what?

ALICE: I don't know. I like the way it sounds.

FLETCHER: Watawieh.

ALICE: I know what that means. It means, "Hi! How are you?"

FLETCHER: We gwen rama morla night.

ALICE: What does that mean?

FLETCHER: It means, "Let's go fishing tomorrow night."

ALICE: I am so sick of fish.

– ACT I, lines 582-591

FLETCHER: 'You don't float around staring off into space? You don't flinch when I reach out my hand? You are a fish. You're a catfish. I'm sorry. I didn't mean to tease you. I'm serious. I want to know what's wrong. Are you sick?'

ALICE: 'No.'

FLETCHER: 'You certainly don't seem healthy. I'm going to Father. Maybe he knows what's wrong with you.'

ALICE: 'Fait, Toc. I fay tay you.'

FLETCHER: Toc is my name, by the way; they're my initials. Father is John Jackson, the last of the mutineers - not our real father. 'Alright: speak.'

ALICE: 'Many year aro when you were ritter, te women try to escape in a poat fur of hor. Te men say tat tey fix it, put tey not fix it. Tey laugh when I catch te crap ant ah te women fa in te vater.'

FLETCHER: 'I know this story. Susannah, you're no stranger to water. Don't tell me you're afraid that I would put holes in my canoe and make you fall in.'

ALICE: 'After tis, ah te women talk apout is kirrin' te men. Ant two of tem try.'

FLETCHER: 'You're not saying that you might actually kill me if I humiliated you?'

ALICE: 'I tey you, Toc. You ask me; I tey you.'

– ACT II, lines 81-90

(LESBIAN exits.)

LUKE: Speakin' of leaving, I'd just like to say that it's been a pleasure staying here with you all. As much as I'd like to stay longer - ingestin' your wonderful fish, Kokomo, and imbibin' your wonderful grog, Master Grey Goose, et cet'ra, et cet'ra - as me manager would say, duty calls. Mistress Jackson, Fletch, Grey Goose, Kokomo: it's been real nice. Nevertheless, me and the Mrs. have to be going. I'll leave you the check on me way out - right after I pack me bags.

– ACT II, lines 366-366

(MS. JACKSON enters.)

MS. JACKSON: Lunch is almost ready.

ALICE: What are we having?

MS. JACKSON: Fish.

ALICE: How lovely.

ALICE: I-

LUKE: We-

FLETCHER: There-

MS. JACKSON: It's-

LUKE: Go ahead.

– ACT I, lines 64-72

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Usage of Fish in Miscellaneous Dingbats

The title of the book at the end of a string of miscellaneous dingbats

A story book full of short fiction stories. An interesting bedtime mystery. A fairy tale. Science fiction romance. Adult life. Uninspiring gay fiction. Horror.

I gave him the coldest stare I could muster. "Old Austrian custom," I whispered. I walked away. I washed my face and hands in the bathroom. I noticed the lay of my breasts. I wondered if Indiana would see. What would she think? I considered telling her what happened. It wouldn't be appropriate. I would have to fish my clothes out from behind the love seat.

– from “St. Andrew's Eve,” a story of love that may calm one's nerves depending on your outlook

"I'm not going to allow you to drive. You're in no condition. Give me your keys." She fished them out of her purse. I grabbed them.

"I'm not going to leave without saying good-bye." Indiana went to find the other guests.

– from “St. Andrew's Eve,” a story of love that might calm one's sense of distaste depending on your outlook

Steve and I announced our intention to go fishing. We warned the others the nearest pond was quite the hike away. It was going to be dark soon. Peter didn't mind. Neither did Mary. She walked the entire way in her flip-flops. I know she got sore because on the way back she was limping. She fell behind. I thought Steve would make sure she would come back alive but he walked into camp alone. He didn't know where Mary was. Nobody seemed to want to search for her. I expressed confidence that she had probably gone to her car but she traipsed out of the woods just as I was going to breathe a sigh of relief.

– from “Woodstock,” a life story based on true events as I lived them

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Collocation of Fish in the Fiction Corpus

Table of Collocation for the Word "Fish."

This table lists in descending order of frequency a selection of word pairs that appear in the Fiction Corpus and groups them according to the morphological derivation of the word fish that appears in the pair.

TypeWORDFrequency
TOTAL # of occurencesMCDONALDSJESUSSEXTSIGAJACKSONDINGBATS
modern/sloppybiblical/tersepoetic/high-browhard/fasttalkymixed salad
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I have yet to perform a collocation analysis of "fish." I hope I can get it done sometime soon. -Michal

Love is the answer...

What are we waiting for? Let's accept it!

Are you a eunuch?

The art show that defies abuse

Filth, Portraiture

Censorship says everything...as should modern wall art

It's natural to hide dirty things. They're embarrassing. But we need to keep in mind that when we hide things that are difficult, we make them seem dirty when they're really something else entirely. And when we keep things that are easy in plain sight, we make them seem clean when they really aren't. That is dangerous.

A miniature portrait of MichalMargo at the beach

Help me keep the "Fish" page alive...

If you love women and art...

Michal's importing art...is he meshuggah?

Michal's Sales Pitch
Lot 1: Silesian Handicrafts

  1. T-shirt fundraiser for sale

    Handcrafted t-shirt fundraiser for sale.

    Last T-Shirt with the logo that I designed. Pointer

    From a set of, I believe, twenty produced by Margo and given out to a portion of the last 20 women to finish the 20th anniversary Fiat Road Race in Bielsko-Biała, cf. the movie. This is the last one left in it's original packaging and my supporters - like the poor women of Bielsko - are going to have to fight for it. Whoever invests the most money with me, and who lets me borrow it to invest in the next lot, will not only be rewarded with some beautiful piece of art, but will get this priceless t-shirt as a reward for being my top supporter. $1000.00 or best offer. Remember to authorize me to hold the sum as credit against a future purchase and to authorize me to borrow against it.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #1 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  2. Felt handbag for sale

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    Felt bag by Dorota. Pointer

    Entirely hand-sewn. Base: polyester felt, 100% PE. Motif: South American woolen yarn, dyed, 100% wool. Hand-worked with a needle. Unique and inimitable design. Inside: cotton fabric, closes with zipper, inside pocket. Available now for $220.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #2 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  3. Decorative collar for sale

    Handcrafted decorative collar for sale.

    Decorative collar by Zuzanna. Pointer

    Ethnic layered cloth jewelry constructed on a cotton base and adorned with ribbons, tassels, and a yellow fringe. Fastened on the side with 11 buttons, fitted entirely with a pleasant lining. The style is an Indo-Asian-African multinational color combination. The collar is very extravagant and an extraordinary addition to any clothing, guaranteed to attract attention. Just a simple dress and a unique image is ready. Dry-cleaning recommended. Available now for $200.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #3 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

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    Handbag by Sylwia. Pointer

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    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #4 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  5. Patchwork quilt for sale

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    Patchwork quilt by Alicja. Pointer

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    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #5 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  6. Nuno-felt shawl for sale

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    Shawl by Sylwia. Pointer

    Scarf made ​​with the nuno felting technique (wet felting fibre into a silk gauze) using South American wool. Two-sided scarf with latticework at the ends. Wholly in the colors red, black, green in an abstract pattern. Available now for $100.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #6 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  7. Clara the doll for sale

    Handcrafted clara the doll for sale.

    Clara by Alicja. Pointer

    Clara loves roses and greenery, adores tormenting spiders with long legs and sleeping soundly in the afternoon. Cuddly toy made of cotton and polyester, stuffed with polyester lining. Available now for $70.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #7 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  8. Noah the doll for sale

    Handcrafted noah the doll for sale.

    Noah by Alicja. Pointer

    Noah doesn't know what to like and what not to like but keeps wondering and thinking about it. Cuddly toy made of cotton and polyester, stuffed with polyester lining. Available now for $70.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #8 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  9. Black suspenders for sale

    Handcrafted black suspenders for sale.

    Black suspenders by Zuzanna. Pointer

    Two-sided suspenders from black material with a rose motif on one side and striped cotton on the other. Connected by a leather triangle. Adjustable length. Hand washing in cold water recommended. Available now for $50.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #9 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  10. Orange suspenders for sale

    Handcrafted orange suspenders for sale.

    Orange suspenders by Zuzanna. Pointer

    Two-sided suspenders made of denim and orange material with a Polish floral folk design. Connected by a leather triangle. Adjustable length. Hand washing in cold water recommended. Available now for $50.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #10 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  11. Green suspenders for sale

    Handcrafted green suspenders for sale.

    Green suspenders by Zuzanna. Pointer

    Two-sided suspenders made of denim and green material with a mountain folk design. Connected by a leather triangle. Adjustable length. Hand washing in cold water recommended. Available now for $50.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #11 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  12. Felt earrings for sale

    Handcrafted felt earrings for sale.

    Felt earrings by Dorota. Pointer

    Material: South American woolen yarn, dyed, 100% wool. Hand-worked with a needle. Pendant of anti-allergenic metal. Available now for $40.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #12 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  13. Round ceramic earrings for sale

    Handcrafted round ceramic earrings for sale.

    Round ceramic earrings by Dorota. Pointer

    Material: Glazed ceramics, hand-molded. Available now for $40.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #13 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  14. Oblong ceramic earrings for sale

    Handcrafted oblong ceramic earrings for sale.

    Oblong ceramic earrings by Dorota. Pointer

    Material: Glazed ceramics, hand-molded. Available now for $40.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #14 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  15. 'Coral' necklace for sale

    Handcrafted 'coral' necklace for sale.

    Corals by Sylwia. Pointer

    Necklace made ​​of cotton pieces with organdy and decorated with beads, suspended on cotton strings. Can be worn as a necklace, as a brooch or as a belt tied at the side. Available now for $40.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #15 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

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