Textile Width 380mm, China

Hand weaving used to be a traditional household craft for the minority tribes in China, the females would spend their passtime weaving fabric for the use of the family.  During these times, not only would the mother would be passing the technique to her girls, it is also a social gathering for the family.

However, with the industrial development of China, it is much easier to buy ready made clothes instead of starting from making a piece of yarn.  For the younger generation, the prospect is also brighter to work in a factory in a city than farming in the village.  Time has changed, social gathering happens in front of the telly or with the mobile.

This hand woven fabric from our collection is sadly becoming past of history.