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Takeshi Kitamura, from The Ateliers of Wonders series

The photograph depicts the Japanese National Living Treasure Takeshi Kitamura working at his atelier. He revived the ancient ra and tate-nishiki weaving techniques, which became obsolete in the Middle Ages due to their complexity. The ra textile is characterised by its delicate mesh, while the tate-nishiki textile uses warp yarns to create patterns.

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Type: Lambda print
Dimensions: 20 H x 30 W cm
Date: 2020

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