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Honour and Love

180cm (W) x 180cm (H)
Kozo papers, kakishibu, sumi ink, kibiso, natural and synthetic fibres, hair and copper.

Jacky Cheng Paper Artist
Our unfortunate global event reignited memories of how I once watched my grandmother prepare, renew, and freshen up her hand made funeral costume months before she passed away. I had little knowledge then of why these beautiful clothing was wrapped up and stored in a suitcase for decades and never seen her wear them before. When the time came, I had a glimpse of her peaceful self and in her beautiful costume. These washi papers were handmade in a traditional Nagashizuki method. Then, hand dyed with kakishibu and sumi ink; machine and hand stitched with cotton, linen, kibiso, hair, natural and synthetic fibres and copper. This qi pao is an honour and love to those before me.

Photos by Amelia Blanco