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Rosenda Arcioni Meer

Rosenda Arcioni Meer

Rosenda Arcioni Meer showcases at L’OFFICINA a small part of LE CACHEMIRIEN’s
textile archive, the Parisian gallery she owned from 1994 to 2014.
WOVEN AIR June and July 2022
For the first time, after the closure of her Parisian gallery, Rosenda Arcioni Meer reopens the archive of LE CACHEMIRIEN and shows at L’ OFFICINA a small part of her collection of Jamdanis, diaphanous hand-woven muslins both in West Bengal, today part of the Indian federation, and in Bangladesh, an independent country since 1971.

Together with a series of saris that allowed the viewer to observe how the textile tradition has evolved in the two regions, one-of-a-kind hand-sewn dresses were exhibited that Rosenda created starting from the saris, respecting their structure and construction, but translating them for a western audience.

The exhibition was a journey of immersion in a unique textile art, witness of a people and its history. It was the encounter as well with Rosenda Arcioni Meer’s sensibility, who expressed eclectically through fabric, poetry and painting, an inner search for beauty and peace.

HIMALAYAN EMOTIONS December 2022 January 2023

The result of numerous trips to Zanskar, one of the coldest places in the world, dresses and overcoats by Rosenda Arcioni Meer tell of a skillful know-how that transforms hand-spun and hand-woven wool into non-violent fur, of dyes made with roots and lichens, of the meeting of refined silks and resistant felts. For the occasion, Venerina Savioli’s bijoux will be presented as well, copper necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, chiseled by hand.

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