Vertical approx. 88 x horizontal approx. 31 cm
100% cotton dye printing on double gauze.
Rieko Oka is based in Hokkaido and creates patterns based on natural landscapes and familiar plants.
Handkerchiefs and hand towels have largely disappeared from daily life in the West, but the Japanese consider the humble handkerchief a daily necessity. They are also popular gifts for friends.
Japan's relationship with the handkerchief dates back to the start of the Meiji Era (1868-1912), and serve several functions, particularly drying hands, blotting perspiration, wiping rain from a bicycle seat or a lap serviette whilst eating your lunch.
The one thing Japanese never use a handkerchief for is blowing their noses! That’s where tissues come in handy.
In these COVID era times, perhaps we should reconsider the handkerchief as an important accessory for cleanliness.
Description: Graphic dot and line pattern.
Product specifications: 31 x 31 cm.
Made in Japan
Designer: Rieko Oka
Born in Hokkaido in 1981.
Graduated from the Faculty of Design, Tokai University, Hokkaido in 2003.
Studying William Morris's "willow branch".
Graduated from Hokkaido Tokai University Graduate School in 2005.
Winner of the Mina Perhonen Design Award Product Category.
2008 Started activities of "Dot and Line Pattern Factory".
Based in Sapporo, Hokkaido.
She has presented textiles based on the scenes in her life at solo exhibitions and craft exhibitions in various places.