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Deepak Shrestha's Lokta Shifu (Fabric Woven from Paper)

Currently on display at Atlanta International Airport bewteen check-in and the T-Gates, hand-woven fabric and products made from hand-made paper yarn, a technique called Lokta Shifu, byNepaleseartist,Deepak Shrestha. His work is shown among that of many others that have created garments from paper. Over time, I have seen several wonderful exhibits in this space at ATL, but this is the first that is applicable to Textile Blog.

Above: the paper yarn used in the creation of these woven textiles.

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But wont the paper fabric be spoilt when exposed to water or even dampness
This kind of fabric wont have any life...

August 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVarun

It's all in the processing. Cotton is one of the most popular fabrics for clothing and cotton rag paper is considered to be one of the best papers. Both fabric and paper made from the same plant material. Many Japanese papers have extreme wet strength in sheet form and when twisted and woven make great fabrics.

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