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Textile, Pop Rain, 2012

This is a Textile. It was designed by Akira Minagawa and made for minä perhonen. It is dated 2012 and we acquired it in 2018. Its medium is 75% wool, 20% silk, 5% nylon and its technique is jacquard woven. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Japanese designer Akira Minagawa is known for his minä perhonen fashion label, which is characterized by a romantic, slightly naïve, style. In Pop Rain, a highly abstracted rendering of silver raindrops falling against a deep blue night sky, the stereotypical teardrop shape is replaced with a sort of inverted lollipop – a three-dimensional dot with a long tail. Each drop has a raised ball of felted wool at its center.

This object was donated by minä perhonen. It is credited Gift from MINA CO., Ltd..

Its dimensions are

H x W: 99.1 × 121.9 cm (39 × 48 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Pop Rain, 2012; Designed by Akira Minagawa (Japanese, b. 1967); 75% wool, 20% silk, 5% nylon; H x W: 99.1 × 121.9 cm (39 × 48 in.); Gift from MINA CO., Ltd.; 2018-2-5

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