Jacky Cheng

Honour and Love

The world is still inundated with daily pandemic death toll news. Many has been robbed the opportunity to organise appropriate rituals to pay their respects and celebrate their loved ones. This unfortunate global event reignited memories of how I once watched my grandmother prepare, renew, and freshen up her hand made funeral costume months before she passed away. I had little knowledge then of why these beautiful clothing was wrapped up and stored in a suitcase for decades and never seen her wear them before.

When the time came, I had a glimpse of her peaceful self and in her beautiful costume.

These washi papers were handmade in a traditional Nagashizuki method during my residency in Japan. Then, hand dyed with kakishibu and sumi ink; machine and hand stitched with cotton, linen, kibiso, other natural fibres and polyester. This qi paois an honour and love to my journey in life so far.

Medium: Mixed media
Size: 180cm (h) x 180cm (w)
Region: Kimberley

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