WORK APRON – PIANOPIANO IN MALAWI 2014

 

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WORK APRON is the product of PIANOPIANO in 2014 using the traditional African batik textiles.

With African batiks wax is traditionally used to draw lines on the fabric and then the uncovered space are died with permanent colours.  This allows both sides of the material have the same image when the wax is removed. As wax has more important uses and is expensive to purchase, the people in Malawi instead use starch paste.  The paste is most often used from cassava flour or rice.

WORK APRONにはPIANOPIANOで既にお馴染みでもある、アフリカで使われる技法で布の模様を使っています。

以前はろうけつ染めの手法が使われていましたが、臘が高価なため、アフリカ全域では 身近に手に入る、キャッサバ粉、小麦粉、米粉 などを使って、ペーストを作り、バティックパターンが作られるようになりました。

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Each Apron, as well as the PIANOPIANO bags, display a unique design.  You won’t find the exact same pattern no matter how hard you search!  To make a cracked pattern it needs a heavy amount of pressure and a great deal of time to provide the desired pattern.

PIANOPIANOの1つ1つのエプロン/バックは、それぞれの布のパターンが全て微妙に違い、ユニークです。

小麦粉を割る作業は、力仕事でもあります。 割れすぎないように、きをつけます。

 

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Each product is made by hand using cotton, which once died becomes hard and taught as a result of drying under the Malawi sun !

マラウイの太陽をたくさん浴びた、元気で丈夫なエプロンです。 1つ1つが、心のこもったハンドメイドです。

 

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Introducing  – PIANO PIANO WORK APRON   INDIGO / BLACK

 

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