Special Edition Vellasavaram, 2013 preparing the loom. Dyed cotton yarns are laid out into long lengths (warps) and then starched using a brush to give sufficient strength to be able to withstand the stress of beating during weaving.
Vellavasaram, 2013, 37 x 24,5, €580,-, edition will be limited to 11 pieces.
The work is mounted on dibond and on the frontside covered with plexiglass. With a frame on the backside. € 580,- includes shipping within the Netherlands and Germany. Inside EU and outside NL & DE: €620,- Outside EU € 580,-
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Vellasavaram, 2013 preparing the loom. A photography-assignment of Dastkar Andrha, a marketing organization to develop hand loom as livelihood and support. Dastkar Andrha asked me to make a series of photographs for their new to publish marketing plans.
Frank Bezemer and me like to travel and took some trips to India. February 2013 we were asked to make a series on hand weaving in small villages: the colors and the never-ending threads woven in endless saris, the overwhelming surroundings and the heat all made me feel drunk.
Dyed cotton yarns are laid out into long lengths (warps) and then starched using a brush to give sufficient strength to be able to withstand the stress of beating during weaving. This is an early morning activity and weavers help each other to apply starch, referred to as sizing the warp. After the starch is dried, individual threads are separated, ‘dressed’, attached onto traditional pit loom and woven into saris.