Scarf, Origami Pleat Scarf, 1997
Origami Pleat was designed in 1997 by Reiko Sudo, one of Japan’s most important contemporary textile designers and co-founder of Nuno Corporation. The textile is a contemporary interpretation of centuries-old hand pleating. It is made by creating a paper "mold" using an origami or Japanese paper-folding technique. The polyester fabric is then "pushed" into the paper mold and clipped together so that when subjected to heat the polyster will retain the sharp, crisp angles of the paper. Color is achieved by using colored dye-transfer paper in the paper mold. When the fabric and paper go through the heat-transfer process, colors are transferred and pleats are permanently pressed. The gradations of color are dependent upon how close the fabric is to the color paper. Origami Pleat was included in the exhibition, Structure and Surface: Contemporary Japanese Textiles, organized by The Museum of Modern Art and The Saint Louis Art Museum in 1998.
The Textile department accessioned a much larger piece in 2004 (2004-18-1) and is proposing this for acquisition because of its smaller size.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Anonymous Donor.
Its dimensions are
H x W (folded): 114.3 x 7.6 cm (45 x 3 in.) H x W (open): 114.3 x 30.5 cm (45 x 12 in.)
Cite this object as
Scarf, Origami Pleat Scarf, 1997; Japan; polyester; H x W (folded): 114.3 x 7.6 cm (45 x 3 in.) H x W (open): 114.3 x 30.5 cm (45 x 12 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 2014-22-1