Made in Malawi for Pianopiano

A story of Pianopiano products.

Each tag is written by hand mindfully under the African sun.

Let’s bring more mindfulness into our life.

ゆっくりと 一つ一つ

The power of colour

Enjoying the color of April while tasting London borough of Jam.

As you know from the profit we donate back to a charity operating in Malawi. Now we are arranging for this, hoping I can report to you soon!

Three small collections of Jam:

Blackberry & Bay Leaves Jam

Lemon & Vanilla Marmalade

Greengage Plum & Fennel Pollen Jam

The shop is opened the only weekend.   http://www.londonboroughofjam.com/

4月の色のエネルギーをもらいながら、ジャム屋さんのリリーが心を込めて作る3つのジャムを楽しみました。

その傍ら、PIANOPIANOの寄付金の計算、PIANOPIANOの新しい企画などの話し合いをした春の日でした。

Work apron – manocaldo

Manocaldo hair salon is a sanctuary located at the top floor of a building in the bustling centre of Fukuoka in southern Japan.

My long term friend, Maiko, started manocaldo 10 years ago. Her skill with scissors is outstanding and she gives useful advise to her clients to help them naturally coordinate.

I really love her style of work and respect her philosophy. The origin of manocaldo is “warmhand” in Italian. You can be guaranteed to find a warm hand with this artisan skill.

When I visited her salon, she welcomed me with PIANOPIANO work apron. I was very happy to see her work and move with the apron.

Work + Movement = Art

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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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