An installation of large, surreal woven fruits, created by several indigenous female weaving communities working with the leading luminaries of Sarawak design.
For the indigenous women weavers, the rainforest is the only resource they have. The fruits of their labour are their beautifully woven crafts, yet their livelihood is being threatened by developmental work.
Forbidden Fruits is a project with several indigenous weaving communities to bring this message to the world. This art installation will introduce these weavers as artisans weaving 60 uniquely individual “fruits” that will premiere at Rainforest Fringe, then head to George Town Festival in Penang for August 2018.
The women will work alongside renowned architect-designer and Society Atelier Sarawak President Edric Ong, Tanoti co-founder Jacqueline Fong, and director of The Ranee Rosemarie Wong, in collaboration with IDC Architects.
Forbidden Fruits is a unique project to give traditional weaving new relevance, so the weaving community can carry on this age-old practice into the modern world.