Is it possible to wear the weather? Dutch artist Aliki van der Kruijs asked herself how to capture the experience of rain. For this she developed her own technique called pluviagraphy, to capture raindrops in ink. This makes a collection of unique textiles that are 100% silk, handmade and customised with time, location and mm rainfall.
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Made by Rain is an elemental concept in which rainfall is recorded on textile. Is it possible to wear the weather? Dutch artist Aliki van der Kruijs asked herself how to capture the experience of rain. For this she developed her own technique called pluviagraphy. Using a film coating that is sensitive to water, it becomes possible to create a visual recording of rainfall on a filmed piece of textile. Whether it’s a soft drizzle or a tropical downpour, the type of rain creates a unique print.
Each Made by Rain textile comes with a handmade notation of the location, date, time interval, millimeters of rain, and weather circumstances under which the pluviagraphy was done. This way, the textiles form a collection of weather data: visual recordings of a specific day in history.
Beside on this webshop, Made by Rain scarfs are for sale at the shops of the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in New York (US) and Textiel Museum in Tilburg (NL).
Website concept: Aliki van der Kruijs & Dayna Casey
Webdesign & identity: Dayna Casey
Development: Floris Douma
Photography: Pim Leenen, Lonneke van der Palen, Femke Hoekstra, Ester Grass Vergara
Disclaimer: The contents of this website were prepared with utmost care. Nonetheless, I cannot assume liability for the timeless accuracy and completeness of the information.This website contains links to external websites. As the contents of these websites are beyond my control, I cannot accept liability for them. Responsibility for the contents of the linked pages is always held by the provider or operator of the websites.
Made by Rain is part of Studio Aliki van der Kruijs and registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce under number 51013746
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