EXERCISE – Defining “tradItional” materials – part 2- word brainstorm for visual notes

BRIEF
Traditional – was does this mean in the context of textiles?
HISTORICAL
• Historic/Historical/historically
• Reflective of time or a place
• Historically representative of some point in time
• Ancient – perhaps skills or craft
• From the past
• Age old
• Old fashioned
• Classic
• Timeless
• Faded
• Worn
• Weathered
• Deterioration/ deteriorated
• Textures/textural
• Variations ( as something old although made the same has varied coloured and textures across it)
HERITAGE
• Inherited/inheritance
• Native
• National costume / dress
• Ancestral
• Provenance
• Transmitted through time
• Handed down
• Generation to generation
• Passing on of skills / “teach”
• Customary
• Legendary
• Representative of craftsmanship / skills
• Repeated through time
• Long standing
• Time honoured
• Established
• Authentic
• Representative of traditional methods – eg weaving /batik etc
• Handcrafted
INDIGEONUS
• Originating from
• Reflective of environments / natural pigments and dyes (thinking mud cloth. Raffia skirts etc)
• Organic ( as in materials used)
• Raw materials
• Wool/cotton/silk/hemp
• Rustic ?
QUALITIES
• Light ( as in silks – Ancient Asia etc)
• Heavy ( as in wool tapestry/wool felt)
• Soft ( as in worn through time, also silk)
• Characterful ( from the wear of time)
OTHER POSSIBLE MEANINGS TO TRADITIONAL TEXTILES
• Weaving
• Crochet
• Bobbin lace
• Tapestry
• Brocade
• Velvets
• Old bast materials – nettle.raffia
• Textiles relating to communities – Strip weave on Ghana
• Felt – Nomadic people
• Shibori – Japan
• Mudcloth – Kuba etc
• Kilim

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