Moemi Takano


Moemi Takano describes her work as a crossing point between art history and the social and cultural background of textiles. Through staying in various countries and learning the traditional dyeing and weaving techniques of each region, her works explore those techniques with awareness of her daily life.

After graduating with a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths University of London, UK, she visited Peru, India and Mexico and experienced traditional local natural dyeing. She had taught the process of making bright colours using plants and insects and the primitive skills of weaving intricately patterned cloth with wooden sticks and ropes. From these experiences, she has realised that the repetition of manual work eventually becomes culture and has dedicated her works to expressing the interests that arise from daily life.

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