Sisal & Hemp Wall Hanging I
Sisal & Hemp Wall Hanging I by Catarina Riccabona is part of the ‘Plant Explorations’ collection, facilitated by The New Craftsmen. Earlier this year, The New Craftsmen invited a select group of craftspeople to the Economic Botany Collections at Kew Gardens to examine and creatively respond to a myriad of objects and their narratives. The collection delves into humanity’s ever resourceful and ingenious making traditions with plants. This piece was inspired by twining, one of the most ancient methods of making. On a visit to the Devon studio of renowned basket maker Hilary Burns, Catarina learned the technique and was instantly drawn to it. Handling the threads in this way gives the maker constant feedback of the quality and possibilities of the material. During the making process Catarina could not help but think about the plant materials that played a major part in developing this technique thousands of years ago.
Material: Sisal, hemp, linen, brass rings
cm: Width 44.5cm, Height 44.5cm
inches: Width 17.5in, Height 17.5in
Care Instructions: Dust with a lint free cloth. Keep out of direct sunlight, some fading might occur over time and is part of the nature of the piece.