Product Introspection: Mawata Silk
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"Product Introspection" is an exhibition and pop-up event where we explore a different material or construction method as a focal point and introduce its origins, history, and production process for a better understanding of what it is. The next series of events will take a look at Mawata Silk, and three F.I.L. locations will be hosting this time in Tokyo, Kanazawa, and Fukuoka.
Mawata Silk is a fiber that is sourced from the cocoons of silkworms and is essentially the same thing as what is referred to as silk. The character for "wata" within the word Mawata which translates to cotton and has clear implications of its nature can be misleading to those not familiar. Silk is a fabric made from raw silk that is spun from the cocoon, Mawata differs as the cocoon is boiled then unraveled and stretched out to be layered on top of each other to create a wad. Like silk, Mawata is strong and light, while having high heat retention or insulating properties and has long been used to protect against cold weather.
The event will present the cocoons (mayu), the raw material of Mawata Silk, as well as reference materials regarding "fukuro mawata" made from cocoons that have been simmered for hours and unraveled one at a time by hand. Also, visvim Mawata Silk pieces presented in past collections and pulled from the archives will be on display. There will also be specially made exclusive styles available for sale during the event.
10 - 18 Dec '22 @ F.I.L. FUKUOKA
17 - 25 Dec '22 @ F.I.L. KANAZAWA
24 Dec '22 - 5 Jan '23 @ F.I.L. TOKYO
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