December 9, 2011

Nana Fro Textile Art

Mariana Frochtengarten is a Brazilian textile artist. She launched her company Nana Fro Textile Art in 2009, after moving to Vancouver. The artist's hand made creations include objects for the body and the home, carefully produced with the idea of adding beauty to our daily life. This is Mariana's debut at SFM. There isn't enough Beauty in this world so we are happy to host more of it at our upcoming 12th Holiday Sale. The care, love and attention put into this textile work is nothing short of wonderful. It is contemporary and classically feminine. We love it and hope that you do too.

Mariana is particularly captivated by the different kinds of resist dyeing methods in which patterns are constructed by preventing dyes or discharge agents from reaching certain areas of the cloth. In her most recent work she has been exploring elements of Japanese shibori to create a line of natural fiber scarves and children's wearables, as well as a variety of legwear including leggings and tights for children and adults. Indulging in the tactile properties of fiber, all of Mariana's creations can be described as real sensual surfaces composed of rich colours and geometric and organic forms. With a modern flair, the artist brings a contemporary approach to traditional, time-honored techniques.

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