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Woven textile - Ripple Reed

Ripple Reed

  • Object:

    Woven textile

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    1997 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    NUNO Corporation (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven nylon and silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by NUNO Corporation.

  • Museum number:

    T.120-1998

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The NUNO Corporation was founded in 1984. Based in Tokyo, its design studio creates modern textiles and accessories. NUNO designers are renowned for their ability to develop and apply the latest technology to textile design and manufacture. However, much of their work is also based on traditional Japanese textile techniques and aesthetics, and it is this fusion of the traditional with the contemporary that makes NUNO fabrics so innovative. Ripple Reed has been produced using the technique most often used to weave lightweight summer kimono (yukata) and sashes. The reeds (osa) of the loom are typically flat, however Nuno has used a loom with rippled reeds, which gives the resultant fabric a beautiful natural horizontal wave pattern. Today only a handful of craftspeople can produce this finely detailed work, and fewer still can craft the rippled reeds for the loom.

Physical description

Length of silver grey nylon and silk with a natural horizontal wave pattern produced by the weaving method.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

1997 (made)

Artist/maker

NUNO Corporation (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Woven nylon and silk

Dimensions

Width: 90 cm, Length: 326 cm

Object history note

Historical significance: The Nuno design studio based in Tokyo creates modern textiles and accessories. They are renowned for their ability to develop and apply the latest technology to textile design and manufacture. However, much of their work is also based on traditional Japanese textile techniques and aesthetics.

Descriptive line

Length 'Ripple Reed' of woven nylon and silk, designed and made by NUNO Corporation, Japan, 1997

Production Note

Attribution note: The NUNO corporation was founded to meet the middle ground between industry and handicraft- as a medium output production which is scaled to the contemporary market but still flexible enough to allow experimentation.
Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Nylon; Silk (textile)

Techniques

Weaving

Categories

Textiles

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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