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Bali is full of treasures that excite Hatsumi's imagination: Nature's products
such as banana tree skins, fish scales, tapioca powder, and golden cocoons
found in the mountains on Java island; man-made materials such as recycled
sponge and plastic wrap that used to be inside chairs, vinyl sheets found on
the beach, and shopping bags from the morning market...
By fusing all these different materials and textures, we created new products
that no one has ever seen before.


When you slowly rotate yourself in the nature of Bali, wonderful colors like
blue, green, white, yellow, brown, orange, purple, and pink jump into your
eyes. But once you start spinning quickly, the colors blend and the only color
you see is "blue." Hatsumi believes that it’s because the colors of the sky,
ocean, and air overwhelm all the other colors. To highlight (or, appreciate
and express) the "blue" that reflects the pure beauty of the sky, ocean and air
in Bali, Hatsumi insists on dying materials with Ai.



Studio Suna Basic Textile:
Created by reinforcing mosquito-nets with machine-stitching while maintaining the delicate texture of the original thin cotton.


SUTRA KEPOMPONG : ("Silk & Cocoon")
Created by inlaying golden silk cocoons, shredded raffia, banana fiber, plastic wrap, and the gold and silver threads of Nishijin Textile into our JELLY FISH textile.

TIKAR : ("Mat")
Made by loosely weaving loosely ribbons that are torn by hands from various pieces of cloth.
Other pieces of cloth are then artistically stitched over the ribbons to create unique textures and designs.


After running machine-stitches over two layers of different cloths that sandwich various materials
found in Bali, we cut the first layer with scissors and pull out the trapped materials inside.


KEBAYA : ("Indonesian Traditional clothing")
100% machine stitching creates this unique lace-like textile



KOTAK-KOTAK : ("Square")
Created by stitching various materials placed crisscross on a cloth.
As you continue wearing, you will enjoy the intriguing features of the raw materials stitched on this cloth as they become more apparent with time (e.g., raffia becomes feather-like with wear).


SEGITIGA : ("Triangle")
Studio Suna Basic Textile:
Created by stitching together triangles from felt, Japanese paper, silk, hemp, and cotton, to make a net-like textile



Created by the same technique as SEGITIGA from recycled sponge with spots that remind of Dalmatians. By using sponge that does not absorb ai well, the material displays surprising color effects that cannot be planned ahead.



PASAR PAGI : ("Morning Market")
The plastic bag used at the morning market is surprisingly thin. Taking advantage of this, we ripped the bags by hand to make them look like ostrich feathers and finished with the same technique used for SEGITIGA.

Although there have been many inquiries for ordering our uniquely designed buttons from major apparel companies, we are declining their orders to keep our buttons as Suna Originals.



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