Lin : The Art of Taiwanese Rush Weaving


 
Curated by Native & Co with Taiwanese designer Chia-En Lu for London Craft Week, this exhibition including a workshop, explores the craft and techniques behind Taiwanese rush weaving, following its history and rebirth through contemporary design.
 

With 300 years of history, rush weaving is one of Taiwan’s oldest and most traditional crafts. Lin (藺草) wild rush grass, is native to the paddy fields of YuanLi in western Taiwan. First used by the PingPu (平埔) tribe to weave everyday objects, rush weaving evolved over centuries. At its peak the craft thrived under Imperial Japan, becoming one of Taiwan's main exported goods. Rush weaving cannot be reproduced by machine and requires immense skill and patience. 

Exhibition
Date: 3 - 7 May 2016 (Tuesday to Saturday)
Time: 11:00 - 18:30
Venue: Native & Co Notting Hill Store

Workshop / Talk Event
Date: 07 May 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 16:00 - 18:30
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Taiwanese Rush Weaved Baskets
Native & Co New Products

Taiwanese designer Chia-En Lu showcases a series of handwoven rush-weaved baskets, made in collaboration with the Taiwan Yuan-Li Handiwork Association. Each piece is handmade by master weaver Xue-Yun. Chia-En’s body of work merges a contemporary and minimal design with traditional rush weaving. She values design as a means to create awareness for traditional crafts and support the craftsmen behind them.

For more information on the workshop event, please visit London Craft Week.

 


Exhibition: Free Entry
Opening Hours: Tue to Sat   11:00 - 18:30

Native & Co Shop
116 Kensington Park Road
Notting Hill
London W11 2PW