I went to Borneo and fell in love with pua kumbu; the traditional hand-weaving textile of the ethnic Iban. The unique motifs and the way they wove the garment really inspires me. It reminds me of batik garment as well; the traditional clothing popularly used by the people from the East Coast of Malaysia.
I observed that the most commonly used motifs for batik & pua kumbu pattern is flowers. The flowers I chose in this collection emphasized the method of pattern making; canting, block or weave.
Blooming Flowers II is a celebration of symbolic relationship between batik, pua kumbu and flowers in different representations of classic, modern, abstract and food-inspiration.
Digitally & exclusively hand-drawn by the artisan.