Yukiko Tani "'Hands' from Laos"
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Tani lived in a village in Northern Laos, struggling to save the handicrafts of its minority peoples. Lenten girls start to sew and embroider from as young as three years old. The Black Thai people, always eager to tackle new challenges with an optimistic attitude, brought in Haccho yarn twisting machines from Japan, making improvements to them and making two-layered woven pieces. These adorable handmade pieces are born out of an uneasy livelihood owing to competition and resentment from the large-scale rubber industry funded by Chinese capital. On display are textiles for clothing and kimono, silk and cotton scarves, zabuton cushions, furoshiki cloths, book covers, coasters, pieces made out of kuzu (arrowroot) and much more.
From 2009-02-19 To 2009-02-25 at 17:00