Walnut & Raffia Cord I
Walnut & Raffia Cord 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. In this work, Catarina considered the connection that only comes with handling earth, roots, leaves and materials derived from plants.The piece is made from hemp and natural raffia that has been dyed with dried walnut husks, which she came across whilst tending to an allotment in Luxembourg more than ten years ago. Using these materials brought back memories of working in the allotment and Catarina felt a deep connection to nature whilst making it.
Material: Hemp, linen, raffia, oak veneer frame
cm: Width 49.5cm, Depth 3cm, Height 43cm
inches: Width 19.5in, Depth 1.2in, Height 16.9in
Care Instructions: Dust the frame and glass. Keep out of direct sunlight, some fading might occur over time and is part of the nature of the piece.