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Body Measurement

KMA, Body Measurement

Traditional weavers use parts of their bodies as measuring tools when planning a design, spinning yarn and making a weaving. Hand-span, finger widths, elbow-to-fingertip and bottom of foot-to-knee are common measurements used, which produce a weaving intimately linked to the individual’s size. So, the weavings you see in this exhibition are in many ways indexed to the weavers who made them.