FLAGS OF SAMIA RICINI
3daysofdesign 2021

The casted object takes the observer through the creation of the peace silk – a careful process where, unlike conventional silk, the silkworm survives production. The spacious installation consists of four sets of plaster castings and flags. Each casting represents a separate stage of the silk-making process and is placed on pedestals of oak wood – making for a tactile experience. Waving above each casting is a soft, flowy silk flag, representing the finished product.

The castings capture the following stages:

1. The Ricinus plant that the silkworm feeds from
2. The cocoon of actual silk thread, spun by the silkworms
3. The marks that the silkworm leaves when it breaks free from the cocoon and becomes a moth
4. The finished silk after it has been spun into yarn and woven into fabric.


The flags hanging above the plaster castings are sewn by hand from 23 leftover panels from Aiayu’s silk production. The flags were sewn together in a manner so that no fabric was left unused.

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Exhibition installation
1:1
250x350x300 cm
Plaster, oak, upcycled eri silk
Aiayu, Nordhavn
Luka Roné









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