Nora Fabric Exhibition「Space」
2022.4.16(sat) - 24(sun)
rofmia's Nora Fabric is woven from Mikawa cotton, which has been handed down from ancient times in the Mikawa region of Aichi prefecture, and Mino Japanese paper from Mino city, Gifu prefecture as the warp and weft.
4mm Mino Japanese paper is used for the corrugated fabric currently on sale. The Nora fabric made for this exhibition is a combination of 2mm thin paper thread and cotton thread of various colors to create a more complex and delicate woven pattern.
These cloths are made by an old dobby loom using a technique called butcher weaving, in which threads of different thicknesses are regularly crossed to create a continuous pattern. By further arranging this weaving method, it will be finished in a thick and durable fabric with irregularly intersecting uneven texture.
The richly colored gradation cloth made of fine count cotton thread is washed to increase the shade and create a calm atmosphere.
*Differences in the expression of the fabric depending on the thickness of the paper thread.
Left 2mm, center 4mm, right 10mm.
The 10mm paper thread is manually woven between the warp threads while stopping the movement of the shuttle that weaves the weft threads. Lines and patterns are created everywhere in the fabric depending on the length, color and number of threads woven.
Thinking about the final finish of the cloth, we will arrange it while thinking about the effect of the woven thread. By folding it like a line in a row, it can be used as an accent in the composition of the cloth or as a trigger to change the gradation.
The colors, compositions and motifs used in this cloth consist of a concrete piece from a collection of photographs and paintings. The colors and shapes that are abstracted in my head are constructed in a plane.
The color of the thread appears more densely in the places where the paper thread is not used. The part where the paper thread is used becomes slightly white as a whole, and the texture becomes taut. The intersection of paper thread and cotton thread creates a difference in texture depending on the material, giving a deep impression.
Seen from a distance, you may feel that it is one of the colors in a large gradation, but as you approach it, you will notice that it consists of an infinite number of complex colored threads.
If you pull it out, it will be light green, but if you look closer, you can see various colors such as black, gold brown, purple, light blue, yellow, and paper thread that cannot be picked up.
When you wear a cloth that sways in the wind under natural light, you can feel the richness of the cloth's expression most.
The color overlap made of cotton material mixes with the adjacent colors like a watercolor painting. I feel that it permeates not only the cloth but also people and the entire space.
A large cloth made by layering Mino Japanese paper and cotton threads of various colors intricately is highly durable, heat-retaining, hygroscopic, and deodorant.
Can be washed in a washing machine and dried in the shade. If the weather is nice, it will dry in about 3 hours. After washing, the tension will return and you should fold it up for storage. It is easy to manage and handle, and can be used for many indoor and outdoor occasions such as shoulder hangings, knee hangings, floor coverings, and wall hangings.
The washed and uneven fabric is smooth and does not stick to the body in the summer, and is warm with air in the winter. Wrinkles are not noticeable even when folded small, so it is safe to carry around when there is a difference in temperature.
The cloths sold at this exhibition have different colors and patterns, so a number card to identify each cloth is attached. We will give it to you when you purchase it. It will be sold in limited quantities at the online shop after the exhibition.