Vistoso Da Lana – Future Origin – JD Annual Design Awards 2017
Award Category: Most Innovative
Collection Name: Vistoso Da Lana
Student’s Name: Jahnavi G Moovala
Vistoso Da Lana is designed on the concept of Mexican art form called Huichol art. Huichol art broadly groups the most traditional and most recent innovations in the folk art and handcrafts produced by the Huichol people. Huichol art is deeply symbolic. Maize, peyote and deer are usually present as well as masks, candles, arrows, serpents, scorpions and the gods’ eyes that point to the four cardinal directions. The designer has designed body armour with chains. The back portion has a Face Mask which is one of the most commonly used Mexican motifs which symbolises Evil. The Face Mask is made up of multiple motifs put together on an acrylic sheet to give it a flowy feel, and the Front part is made up of the Sun-Moon God which symbolises good, which is one single motif. All motifs are made by 3D printing of PLA filament which is white in colour, on to which bright colourful wool is embroidered in different and unique patterns. The chains are made of wool and copper rings using crocheting patterns. This design also symbolises the concept that no matter how big evil is good only will triumph. In this jewellery piece, the innovative part is that the wool can be used in different ways. There can be colour play and with the incorporation of mixed media unique pieces can be created. Recycled wool is woven into motifs which are printed using poly lactic acid filament by a 3D printer. Since, Recycled Wool and Poly lactic acid is a biodegradable and bioactive thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch, tapioca roots, chips or starch, or sugarcane, this piece is eco-friendly and ethical.
Photo Courtesy : Jerin Nath (@jerin_nath)
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