LOKI PATERA is driven by the notion that the human body could be linked to another realm through adornment, as a talisman becomes an interlocutor between the physical-now and the imagined-then. When crafting a commission, a talisman specific only to you, we attempt to distill your notion of the imagined-then into this piece. What materials make you feel most protected ? Which ones connect you to your ancestors or your kin ? Can we salvage a gem from a family heirloom and redesign its molten shell to better adorn your body ? How will this piece sit on your body, and what will it feel like against your skin ? – as you walk ? – as you swim through a body of water ? What sort of talisman can transport you, even if for a moment, into another realm ?