The World of South Asian Craftmanship
photographs by gentl + hyers
Textiles are integral
to every aspect of
Weavers often work 10 to 12 hours a day,
generally producing no more than two inches of fabric
in this period due to the difficulty of the pattern.
Bird’s Eye Pillow
Bhutanese artisans use an ancient
method of soaking and carving burl wood
to create beautiful bowls with unique colorations
and grain patterns. Burl wood is extremely rare
because it is only produced when a tree
experiences environmental stress.
Like a pearl inside an oyster, it is highly
prized natural abnormality.
Maple Burl Wood Bowls