Work of Kumai Kyoko


In 1968, I came across a beautiful piece of cloth which was enough for me to be drawn into the world of textiles.
After this incidence I started to create textiles that were mainly two-dimensional tapestries using natural materials and fabrics.
In 1975, in the process of creating works, I happened to hit upon the idea that by using metallic thread for the warp.
After that, I installed many tapestries composed of cloths with a metallic backbone.
I try both two-dimensional and three-dimensional various creative experimentations.
Moreover, I try to achieve works that the juxtaposition of technological symbols with tradition and nature
such as weaving, stitching, twisting, binding and entwining like has been used from time immemorial.

"To meet with Muse's smile"