Thursday, 30 May 2019

thread of discussion

The always captivating Present /&/ Correct direct us to a massive collection of antique Japanese darning thread cards—the pressboard remnant that the thread was spooled around.  We are invited not only to marvel at the abundance of brands and packaging designs but to also reflect on an industry focused on repair and mending (繕い, tsukuroi) whose existence necessarily owes to mass-production and the restorative, therapeutic value (see also) of fixing bashed and worn things. Much more to explore at the links above.