handarbete, welcome back to Japan Fair!
Did you know handarbete means handicraft in Swedish?
handarbete displays chic and sophisticated hand weaving in their products from button pins and cushions to wall art and scarves.
They also have weaving classes so you can learn to make your own scarf!
Come to the handarbete booth at Japan Fair 2017 to see the handwoven scarves in person and learn more about their classes!
"[Satoko Pettersson] lived in Sweden where hand weaving exists so close to their daily life. While [she] was inspired by its simple, clean design and color combinations, [she] mastered variety of textile making techniques." (handarbete website)
Introducing creativity through hand weaving which is fun and meditative for kids and adults.
Hand Weaving is traditional in Sweden as well as in Japan. In Japan, there's even a famous story that revolves around hand weaving called Tsuru no Onngaeshi.
The origin of hand weaving can be traced back to the Paleolithic era, as early as 27,000 years ago. However, as civilizations formed, the evolution of hand weaving differed based on the region. Learn more about European hand weaving and East Asian hand weaving.
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