garments woven in the rectangle
All around the world, traditional garments originating from weaving traditions have been rectangular. Once upon a time, cutting into something so labor-intensive to create as cloth was considered wasteful. Throwing away scraps was sacrilege.
hand-dyed & woven cotton yarn, cotton-bamboo blend batting, found lining cloth, 2018
Hanten jacket patterned and replicated from my mother's hanten. White and red warp threads crossed with black weft make shimmery maroon and gray.
Kimono and Obi: Root Method Study
16 meters hand-dyed cotton yarn, hemp cloth, paraffin wax, changchin batik tool, MX dye, obi-shin (waist-sash core), 2017