In the tradition of Japanese Boro textiles, where nothing was wasted and scraps of cloths were re-used to patch and repair clothes, this Chiku Chiku Rectangle is hand-sewn using scrap pieces of handwoven silk and cotton fabric. Chiku Chiku refers to the sound of the action of passing a needle through cloth as each piece is stitched by hand.
Perfect for use as a tea mat or decorative trivet. Made in Japan.
7 x 10 3/4 inches
Silk and cotton
Maki Textile Studio based in a beautifully restored farmhouse west of Tokyo, works with weavers at their Ganga workshop in the Himalayan foothills to produce finely-woven textiles. Working with a variety of natural fibers such as tussar silk, mulberry silk, muga silk, wool, cotton and linen textiles are handwoven and coloured with all natural dyes. The Ganga Maki project addresses the core tenets of a progressive craft industry, with both innovation in design and sensitivity to the human condition.