Selvedge World Fair 2020 Set of 4 Fridge Magnets ( featuring Multicolores, Ock Pop Tock, Jaad Kuujus & Asif Shaikh)
Made of tin plated steel with a strong magnetic backing these 5 x 5cm magnets will affix to any magnetic surface. Water-resistant. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Featuring designs from (in order of appearance):
Multicolores, Guatemala, see Selvedge Issue 95
Designed and crafted by Juana Hermelinda Tíu, from Multicolores. Multicolores artists take inspiration from Maya motifs, but use a non-traditional hand-hooking technique, recycling knit fabrics. This design was inspired by a huipil (woven blouse).
Ock Pop Tok, Laos, see Selvedge Issue 98
Ock Pop Tok is an artisan social enterprise based in Luang Prabang, Laos. It was founded in 2000 by Joanna Smith (UK) and Veomanee Douangdala (Laos) to support local weavers and market textiles made using traditional weaving techniques.
Jaad Kuujus, Canada, see Selvedge Issue 90
Chilkat weaving. Jaad Kuujus created Kuugan Jaad III (Mouse Woman III) using the naaxiin (Chilkat) techniques of the indigenous Northwest Coast people of Canada. The iconography is created using two strand twining and three strand braiding.
Asif Shaikh, India, see Selvedge Issue 77
Asif Shaikh has explored a spectrum of traditional embroidery techniques from different regions of India. Chain stitch Aari embroidery is created using the Aari needle, which is notched to form a hook. This design uses motifs found in Mughal Art.