The “MA 間 – WEAVE” rug is hand-woven with Italian hemp yarn. Each thread consists of 50 thin threads spun together and dyed in bio colour. When the rug is viewed from different distances it gradually opens up revealing fields of colours, optical intensities, and the opportunity to see details that you don’t immediately recognise. The visual experience of the rug is inspired by the Japanese concept of MA 間 in relation to time, place and composition. The concept of MA 間 can be been described as the negative space, a pause in time, an interval or emptiness in space.
The rug is part of an ongoing project investigating how the familiar hemp plant can be transformed into durable sustainable woven textiles.
Produced in collaboration with Massimo Copenhagen.