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Re-visioning Silk Through Amami Ōshima. 『奄美大島を等して見た絹の再考』
Lisa Onaga and Anne McKnight, eds.


Colophon:
Printed on 105gsm paper
Saddle stitch
Typefaces: Baskerville, Gill Sans, Yu Mincho 36p Kana Family
120 copies printed

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Cover Image:
Embroidery using black and white braided silk sutures by Nicole Ong Yii Mei,
on plain undyed Amami Ōshima woven silk.


INTRODUCTION
Re-visioning Silk (Lisa Onaga and Anne McKnight)

PART I
Re-visualizing Silk as a Biomaterial: A Perspective on Proteins and Places (Lisa Onaga)
The Poetics of Cocoons (Anne McKnight)

PART II
Micrograph Essay: More Than Meets the Eye (Lisa Onaga and Nicole Ong Yii Mei)
Seeing Sutures in Japan (Lisa Onaga)

PART III
Fitting Humans into Cocoons: A Speculative, Interspecies Encounter (Laura Forlano and Lisa Onaga)
Prototype Production Notes (Ong Xin Hong and Galina Mihaleva)
Cocoon as Topography: Knitting a History of Gunma (Emily Anderson)

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