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Bird-witched

  • Object:

    Bird-witched

  • Place of origin:

    Kyoto (made)

  • Date:

    2014 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kushino, Masaya, born 1982

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Domesticated Chicken (Rooster),<i> Gallus gallus domesticus. </i>These feathers are from a special breed of chicken, which is developed recently to produced feather for the fishing fly-ying market.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    FE.1:1,2-2018

  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition []

Physical description

Each pair of Masaya Kushino's shoes is unique. His 'Bird-witched' collection was inspired by the bird paintings of the Japanese artist Ito Jakuchu (1716-1800). The dyed feathers were arranged to simulate Jakuchu's subtle depiction of plumage. The sculptor Atsushi Nakamura crafted the claw heels.

Place of Origin

Kyoto (made)

Date

2014 (made)

Artist/maker

Kushino, Masaya, born 1982

Materials and Techniques

Domesticated Chicken (Rooster), Gallus gallus domesticus. These feathers are from a special breed of chicken, which is developed recently to produced feather for the fishing fly-ying market.

Object history note

Exhibited in Fashioned from Nature, 21 April 2018 - 27 January 2019. V&A, South Kensington.

Descriptive line

Pair of shoes, by Masaya Kushino, woven silk, crocodile leather, Spanish cockerel feathers and brass, Japan, 2014

Labels and date

Fashioned from Nature, 21 April 2018 – 27 January 2019
INSPIRED BY ART
Each pair of Masaya Kushino’s shoes is unique. His ‘Bird-witched’ collection was inspired by the bird paintings of the Japanese artist Ito Jakuchu (1716–1800). The dyed feathers were arranged to simulate Jakuchu’s subtle depiction of plumage. The sculptor Atsushi Nakamura crafted the claw heels.
‘Bird-witched’ shoes
Masaya Kushino (b.1982)
Japan, 2014
Nile crocodile, gilded metal and cockerel
(Gallus gallus domesticus) feathers
V&A: FE.1:1&2-2018
Given by the designer
[]

Materials

Crocodile; Feathers; Silk brocade; Gilded metal; Nile crocodile; Cockerel (Gallus gallus domesticus) feathers

Collection

East Asia Collection

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