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In Layering

Sukesuke is all in how things show through. NUNO inserts small, light objects between layers of sheer silk organdy to accentuate the translucency. This is much more laborious than it sounds: computer-driven looms must be stopped over and over again, row after row, so that feathers can be hand-positioned. Alternatively, organdy is shot through with in-layered strips of Mino washi handmade paper or plastic packaging ribbon. Is it worth all the effort? See through for yourself.

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Feather Flurries

silk, feathers

in-layering 1994

 

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Slipstream

silk, paper

in-layering 1994

 

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Ice Floes

silk, rayon

in-layering 1995