Maku Pop-Up in Zürich 9.-16. November 2021 - "Clay"
MAKU, which means "weaving shuttle" in Bengali, is a slow fiber movement that uses only hand-spun and hand-woven cloth, the designs of which are realized in collaboration with artisans on their looms.
MAKU was founded by Santanu Das, a conceptual artist from the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, that has long been influenced by the testimony of the Indian textile heritage, culture and skills. Santanu has also taken steps towards designing a system to develop a better living environment panning from recycling waste (e.g. the rests of fabric are transformed into hand made paper for tags) to distribution of wealth to the weaker section of the society.
I met Santanu in 2014 and felt that I had finally found the clothes that my soul had always yearned to wear! Since 2018 I am an integral part of MAKU, contributing to the brainstorming process of fabric and garment design and developing the narrative behind some of the collections. I also manage the whole sale international accounts.
ap store & gallery
St. Peterhofstatt 12 / Weggen Gasse
8001 - Zürich
DATES BY APPOINTMENT:
DATES OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC (note different opening times every day):
Thursday, Nov 11th from 14:00 to 19:00 h
Friday, Nov 12th from 12:00 to 18:00 h
Saturday, Nov 13th from 12:00 to 16:00 h
Monday, Nov 15th by appointment only
Tuesday, Nov 16th from 14:00 to 18:00 h
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Some pictures from the "Clay" collection: