Thursday, 20 January 2022

Iwona Chmielewska VII


Above: As the flax matures...My grandmother Hulda, her sisters and brothers. 

Illustrations by Iwona Chmielewska from the book Lullaby for Grandmother, published by South Korea's BIR, which was the Bologna Ragazzi Award winner in the category of New Horizons 2020, tells a story of female textile workers from the city of Łódź. It is presented as a catalogue of fabrics from old textile factories. For this book Iwona Chmielewska has incorporated vintage fabrics and the handicraft of women who are no longer with us. Doilies, embroidered handkerchiefs - not in use anymore, passed on, discarded these scraps of incredibly skilled hand craft tell us about life and fill us with memories.

Above: Thread factory

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