• Visvim Spotlights Albumen Coated Hemp Cloth in Latest Dissertation

    8 monthes ago - By Hypebeast

    In his constant exploration into fabrics and processes, Hiroki Nakamura of visvim publishes his latest dissertation on albumen coating. Developed by the Miao people of Guizhou, China, the technique has been passed on from many generations, and is historically applied to traditional costumes. The process starts by saturating indigo-dyed linen and cotton in egg whites, upon drying, the fabric gains water-resistant properties and rigidity. The fabric is then buffed using a stone wrapped in leather for a natural shine.
    After the process, the fabric is usually made into garments and further...
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