To complement the seasonal issue of Garland every three months, enjoy these ‘threads’ that appear every day or so.
Annette Nykiel ✿ Slow-Making Locally - Perdita Phillips visits Annette Nykiel’s exhibition Slow-Making Locally, a collection of slowly-made ecological objects
Batik garden - Please enjoy the stories about this process of textile dyeing that features beautiful drawn and stamped images of our natural world. There may be women seated in one of the deep verandas, carefully applying hot wax to fabric draped across a bamboo frame, following pencilled lines that flow across the surface of the cloth. Elsewhere you might catch the scent of a larger stove of wax, where tjap—large copper and wooden stamps—slip motifs into the fibres of cloth under the practised hand of Ismoyo or one of his assistants. Elly Kent Batik journeys See also International Year of Batik 2024-2025 & Batik in Encyclopedia of Craft in Asia Pacific Region ✿ ✿ Like the article? Make it a conversation by […]
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The Mashrabiya Project: Life behind the screen - We speak with Jennifer-Navva Milliken about a project at her Museum of Art and Wood that responds to the ubiquitous lattice screen of the Islamic world.
Mongyudowon ✿ Stories from South Korea - ✿ Like the article? Make it a conversation by leaving a comment below. If you believe in supporting a platform for culture-makers, consider becoming a subscriber.
Lacquerware needs two legs to walk: The wisdom of master Gan Erke - Gan Erke and Li Zhiwei talk about the inheritance and development of Chinese lacquerware.
The future will be powered by humans - From a craft perspective, we can welcome a future when we need to resort to manual energy.
The sacred garden: A photo essay of worship through flowers - Prerana Chandak shares images of the flowers that play an important role in her Hindu faith and practice.
Sarah Khan ✿ Spoons as weapons of mass creation - Our September laurel Sarah K Khan, inspired by a sixteenth-century Indian Cookbook in Persian, decorates her spoons in honor of women’s knowledge.
Marking lives without trace: Bamboo weaving in a Rohingya refugee camp - Tasman Munro presents a craft collaboration between Rohingya and Australian makers inside the Kutupalong refugee camp.