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Highly trained artisans work at a modern facility near the site of the imperial kilns in Jingdezhen, China. The apprenticeship tradition established in antiquity lives on at Middle Kingdom, in much the same way it has for hundreds of years.
In 1934, Kontex was established in Imabari City in the Shikoku region of Japan. Imabari hosts a large cotton processing and dyeing industry, with a long history in producing more than 60% of towels in the country.
Ahir is the namesake of the Ahir caste, an ethnic group migrated into India from Central Asia during the early Christian era. Inspired by vintage aesthetics as always, Injiri's designer Chinar Farooqui presents her new collection, Ahir, with a modern twist on traditional Indian ethnic textiles and patterns.
"Being a student of textiles, I love the hand-loom. It is more about celebrating the entire process of hand-weaving - and the clothes are actually little stories about the textiles they are made of."
Through her products, the founder and designer of Injiri, Chinar Farooqui, expresses her appreciation for the old and the hand-made. The design that one finds in Injiri products are mainly the textile designs which are incorporated during the process of weaving by hand.
Japanese artist Hajime Okamoto focuses on calligraphy, painting and zen concepts. His famous Kabamaru Series debuted in 1998, featuring a group of whimsical cat characters.