Biddew Noir Sublime Framed Textile
Handwoven art that combines a modern aesthetic with traditional craft. Each piece is finished with our signature gold St. Frank plate in the bottom right-hand corner.
Material: Woven textile mounted onto natural linen; Framed in black, white, or maple mouldings in a modern cap, or lucite
Orientation: Can be hung either vertically or horizontally
Made In: Senegal
Black, white, and maple mouldings are paired with white linen. Lucite frames are paired with natural flax linen.
Lucite: 58.5" W x 58.5"H
Black and White: 60" W x 60" H
Maple: 59.5" W x 59.5" H
Please note that as unique, handmade art, no two pieces are ever exactly the same and color varies across monitors. Our website photos are a close representation of this work, but may not be identical to the piece you receive.
Surface gloss can be maintained by using a soft cloth and specialty plastic cleaner or polish, following cleaning fluid container instructions.
Begin by gently blowing away any loose dust or dirt from the lucite surface. Using a mild soap solution or a plastic cleaner and a non-abrasive lint-free cloth, wipe the surface using light pressure. To remove grease, oil, or tar deposits use hexane or kerosene followed by a soap solution.
Fine scratches may be removed by hand polishing with a plastic polish scratch remover. Remove all residue and polish with a soft cloth.
Framed textiles are custom framed once they are ordered. For lucite frames, allow 8-12 weeks for framing and delivery. For wood frames, allow 4-7 weeks for framing and delivery. Expedited options may be available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
White Glove delivery for this item is $195 within the continental US. For shipping costs outside the continental US, please contact us.
This item is made to order and cannot be canceled, returned, or exchanged.
Johanna Bramble's work combines a modern aesthetic with traditional textile weaving. The artist, a Senegalese designer, is passionate about preserving time-honored weaving methods. She has a strong contemporary curiosity, leading her to incorporate new materials into her creations. This allows her to work through heritage textiles to reveal new insights.
Bramble believes weaving is a universal language. The Senegalese weaving technique Bramble employs is rare today - shared with few other countries in the world. It requires two people and meticulous execution. One weaver, the apprenti, assists the other. Coordination between the two allows for the creation of elaborate patterns, such as the hexagon motifs on this piece. This approach is the precursor for mechanized Jacquard weaving that is common today.
Woven textiles, or serru rabal in the Wolof language, are the most cared for objects in a Senegalese home. They are treasured by women who dress their fabrics with incense. These textiles, loaded with symbolic meaning, are presented at specific moments in life, from birth to death. Even today, serru rabal are used as a shield against evil. Bramble's contemporary pattern displays the hexagon - a symbol of wisdom, life, and health present in Islamic, Christian, and Judaic history. Bramble created both the positive and negative versions of this symbol to reinforce the idea of unity and complementarity, much like the concept of yin-yang in Eastern thought.