Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Striped Pleated Bound Shibori
Henri and Mini continue to make some wonderful work. I show them the technique and they work diligently away and flawlessly dye these pieces. Henri's seven weeks have flown by and we are all saddened thinking that his gracious vikinghood will not be present. He is finishing up last minute projects and longing to see his family and friends back in Finland.
Mini was so elegant in a Meiji period indigo kimono at tea ceremony lesson yesterday. She had watched and mastered and performed with charm. We are all going to miss her when she goes back to Singapore. I'll photograph and document all the work these two have done in the past months. I wonder what happens to all the indigo dyeing they have worked on? Do they give some away? Does it go in a drawer and pulled out for memories? I imagine they will always remember Momo and Geiger and they flood of guests they have shared the indigo vats with. I suppose a few pieces will be with them for most of their lives as mementos of the time they spent here in Japan when they were young.
And the viking falls out the window taking the group picture yesterday.