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Hand-made boxes

Wood veneer, snake skin, silk, hand-woven fabric from Guizhou, light-reflective fiber, Song/Tong dynasty textiles

Commissioned by Darshila Platform, 2014


Boxes to keep treasures, rare fabrics from the Song and the Tang Dynasty, sophisticated craft techniques and future textiles: RE-skin – is the story of the improbable encounter, in a pocket of Dashilar.

A craft adventure between traditional Beijing Box Maker Guo Derui and unconventional textile experimentalist Elaine Yan Ling Ng, founder of THE FABRICK LAB, Hong Kong.

Commissioned by BJDW and Dashilar Project as part of the Dashilar Pilot Craft Program, RE-skin is a new techno-craft experience by Elaine Yan Ling Ng. Working in Guizhou to investigate new potentials for traditional craft, Elaine continues her exploration of how technology and craft can assist each other in her latest collaboration with Mr Guo.



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