Techniques like Shibori stem from the Japanese Edo period (1603-1868). It was a sustainable and self-suficient society, based on the principles of complete utilization of finite resources. This project stems from my fascination with Japanese culture and crafts. The project covers the process of dying with textile pigments, different Shibori dying techniques, stitching and creating stories by painting different handwritten poems in fluid lines. By experimenting with different folding and clamping I could create patterns that are hard to replicate, irregular and unique throughout.
Today’ society thinks of beauty as accordingly to patterns, while Cristina thinks it can lead to vulnerability and authenticity. She sees lampshade as a metaphor for the feeling of protection which is why she designed everyone different. Landscapes inspired the design because it borders our inner world from the outside one.
design: hand-dyed fabric, stitching and calligraphy on fabrics
Maria Rus Photography