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Woven Series

 

The Woven Series
編織系列

The rattan peel that is pliable but strong was once the best-woven material in indigenous culture. The one thread weaving enables the knot being unbreakable, and commonly used in tightening stone pestles.

However as the forest law in Taiwan prohibits people from collecting rattan, the indigenous elder weavers pass away without passing down the weaving techniques to younger generations.

Kamaro’an and woven craftsman Rara Dongi, therefore use genuine tanned leather that owns the same material characteristic as rattan peel, to continue the traditional indigenous weaving techniques. 

We develop structural leather cutting, bringing the weavings new functions and reveal its original beauty.
 

單張皮革的折疊形成的立體空間,有著簡約的美感;貫穿結構的編織紋樣,則讓產品耐久、經得起時間的考驗。隨著每天的使用,皮革顏色會慢慢變深,有了生活痕跡的編織系列,正是日本民藝之父柳宗悅所說的「用之美」吧!

選用義大利頂級植鞣製革廠Conceria Capital的原色牛皮植鞣革,少了化學顏料的覆蓋,可呼吸的皮件壽命會更持久;製成耗時的植鞣革是用植物性的單寧酸揉製而成,對環境和皮膚更友善。Conceria Capital使用法國牛種,皮面細膩油潤,皮質扎實,製革廠通過歐盟環評檢定。

 

用一條線編成的編織,是強而有力的束緊結構,可以用來束緊石杵,也可以用來包覆竹水筒避免竹子裂開,是阿美族的傳統編織智慧。編織藝術家Rara Dongi多年來跟著部落老人家學習藤編竹編,用自己的雙手延續這個美麗的傳統工藝。

 

Photo Credit: 藝術Pakongko

Photo Credit: 藝術Pakongko

在Kamaro’an與Rara的合作中,考量到藤皮越來越難採集,我們用跟藤皮同樣兼具韌性與彈性的材質─植鞣皮革,來延續部落的傳統編織工藝!