THERE vol. 6
minzuu magazine
Editor's Note
Our emerging technology will one day free us from manual labor, with 3-D printing and industrial robots posing us this question - is there any future left for handmade manufacturing?

There is. What lacks beneath the shells of these machines is the spontaneity and creativity which come from the maker's mind. The fine-tuned control from a skilled artisan may be easy to replicate, however, the thoughtfulness and beautiful variations from the handmade process are not. It's the human touch that makes each item organic and one-of-a-kind.


In this issue, we pay homage to four crafts that have been growing and evolving for hundreds of years within their motherland - embroidery from Pakistan, weaving from Guatemala, indigo dying from China, and drawing from India. These crafts have found their way into modern-day living in their (almost) primitive forms, blending in perfectly with everyday objects. The marks from their makers' ancestors are still shining through, like treasures that have been sealed in a time capsule.
 

  Pakistan 
  THE FINEST FROM THE INDUS VALLEY 
  a joint effort to preserve Pakistani textile art

  Guatemala
  INTERVIEW: ANDREA BENAVENTE 
  the beauty of natural elements 

  US / China 
  NANKEEN INDIGO: OLD AND NEW 
  the 3,000-year-old textile heritage reimagined

  US / Worldwide 
  INDIGENOUS ART GOING INTERNATIONAL
  a gallery of cultural art in modern spaces 

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