This hand-woven decorative piece echoes one of the most common pieces of modern clothing: Jeans. Originally denim garments were made for workers – tough, yet durable and comfortable. Today it’s a pop culture stable, worn by everyone, but today the majority of denim production, has become an increasingly troublesome story. An average pair of jeans, is said to circle the globe three times, before it even gets to the consumer. Working conditions are often inhumane, and to achieve than “authentic” look, they are treated by hand with sandpaper and toxic chemicals.
The aim of this piece, is to reframe this common popular culture object; break it down almost completely, and then carefully and slowly rebuild it with the ancient leno-weaving technique. Sometimes the most obvious things are the hardest to see – these re-woven pieces, urge you to reconsider, what you see around you every day, and think again.
This piece consists of a rolled up length of fabric, reminiscent of the rolls of fabric, produced at industrial weaving mills. This piece is monochrome, but is also available on this site in various shades of blue as “Re-woven Roll I”. Please feel free to contact regarding larger scale commissions.