Set of 4 Fridge Magnets, Selvedge World Fair 2021
NOHUI is a Mexican organisation that honours the connection between artisans and the land that surrounds them. On the coast of Oaxaca, a community called Jamiltepec is still dedicated to the sowing and cultivation of organic, native white, coyuchi and green cotton on small plots of land. They use many ceremonial, pre-Hispanic natural dyes such as the purple snail pansa, the grana cochinilla and indigo. Thanks to these processes, unique pieces such as huipiles, cotones and rebozos are created.
Noir Handmade is a brand created by Marcella Echavarría, that honours mud silk–the fabric and dyeing process carrying 2,500 years of wisdom and skill. The patina created from mud dyes is like wearing the earth, the sky, and the souls of the people who have dedicated their lives to texture and textile. RUST is a special edition collection created for the Selvedge World Fair; these pieces are dyed with the Shu liang yam that give it a special copper tone and buttery texture.
Handwork Studio collaborates with Niaz Husain Soomro and his family in a small Sufi town of Bith Shah in Sind, Pakistan. Niaz Hussain’s family is one of the last remaining in this region that still produces Ajrak cloth using time-honoured methods. Using the resist print technique, they create modern geometric prints dyed with natural indigo on locally-produced cotton khaddar and cotton lawn fabrics. Handwork strives to re-contextualize traditional artisan techniques for a contemporary audience.