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Three Dimensional Textiles

Just sharing some thoughts of no great consequence…

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Pile rugs are the most well-know example of 3-D weaving with 3 elements. In addition to the warp and the weft, there is the pile – which is the knotted fluff extending upwards towards our feet, making it soft & cushy.

Embroidery, supplementary weft weaving, embellishments like mirrors, shells, beads, beetle wings and other shimmers / glitters also add a third dimension. However the extent of the third dimension is so small that it is easy to neglect it.

Here are some examples of textiles which have that ever-so-minor third dimension as well.

Some are just additions for beauty. But some of these additions have work to do – such as to keep out insects!

Example 1:

The Rabari Ludhi / Gujarat

Example 2

The Handira

Photo from the internet

[Was in the wovensouls collection – now sold]

Example 3

The Arkilla

Example 4

The Yao Shoulder Cloth

Example 5

The Sindh Shawl

ANTIQUE SILK EMBROIDERY SHAWL FROM SINDH – INTERIOR DECOR -FASHION ACCESSORY – COLLECTIBLE – MUSEUM QUALITY

Example 6

Kuba Cloth

Example 7

Zardozi padded embroidery.

[Was in the wovensouls collection – now sold]

If you can think of others, please add images and text in comments.

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Here’s one sent in by Steve Wallace with the note “I’ve also seen these labelled as coming from Mizoram. I guess it, Nagaland and that corner of Burma are all pretty near to each other.”

jm

Feb 2022

3 comments on “Three Dimensional Textiles

  1. stevew2014
    February 26, 2022

    This is a detail of a Naga (or Burmese) lungi or ‘dancing skirt’, with cowries, seeds and little tubes made from tin cans.

    At least I hope I can add the image after I post the comment!

  2. wovensouls
    February 26, 2022

    Hello Steve, If the image doesn’t load, do send it to me and I’ll add it to the main post.
    Thanks

  3. wovensouls
    February 26, 2022

    Thank you Steve – the textile has been added to the post.

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