The meaning of ‘dab’ or ‘dabbing’ can be:
– to apply with short poking strokes
– to cover lightly with a moist substance
– to strike or hit lightly, a light touch
– to tap gently with the hand

The British word ‘a dab hand’ means:
A person skilled in a particular activity; an expert. But a ‘dabster’ is an American informal word for: an incompetent or amateurish worker.

‘dab’ or ‘dabbe’ also is the name for a small common European flatfish, covered with rough toothed scales.
In classical Arabic the name ‘dabbe’ means: an animal or a creature, often a baby animal. It’s verb form is ‘debbe’ which means ‘walking with difficulty’. It is also used in reference to people under the effect of alcohol and to their movements.

The word ‘Dabbe’ appears in a number of versus of the Koran, and interpretations of the word here are:
– The Dabbe is a moving, living thing
– The Dabbe is the product of the earth
– The Dabbe is a thing or creature that speaks and gives a particular message, which is addressed to all of mankind.

The fingertips of these gloves have tiny openings so, while your hands stay nice warm and protected from the cold,
you can still touch the world outside..

handmade gloves
material: merino wool and cotton
technique: knitting and sewing
production date: 2011

Published by Diana van der Harst

Diana van der Harst, the creator of Leftover Universe, draws inspiration for her range of work from her own life experience and from those beings; human, animal, plant and invisible, that surround her. Her love of all of life in its richness and variety has blossomed into the body of work that continues to evolve. Her work is intuitive, contemplative, spiritual, whimsical, harmonious, unique and poetic. Diana uses a range of mediums including Painting, Drawing, Photography, Illustration, Poetry, Graphics, Ceramics, Textile Art and Fashion & Textile Design thus creating a range of works that include functional objects such as pottery, blankets, cushions and bags each bearing the unique attributes of her style. For a full Artist Statement go to: https://leftoveruniverse.com/about/ For the artist's Resume go to: https://leftoveruniverse.com/about/resume/

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