Ana Dutina

Shaping textiles through questioning work and gender

Project Client: Graduation thesis, Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo
YEAR: 2021
MENTORS: prof. Nataša Perković
Project Client: prof. Nataša Perković

The thesis consists of three handmade fashion pieces: a kimono robe, blouse and pants. Researching the feminist past, present and future of design, while focusing on the work and lives of Bauhaus women and men, has resulted in the discovery of centuries-old inequality between design practices. In the essay Bauhaus Weaving, Anni Albers describes weaving as a linear system where each thread plays and intertwines with the others, and as such they support and shape their characteristics, which in itself is the essence of weaving. This thought best symbolizes the way the Bauhaus women worked – everything they learned about weaving as a craft, they learned from each other. The previous ideas shaped and defined the conceptual basis that aims to show a symbolic homage to work and craft, the decorative nature of textiles and interpersonal support. Traditionally indigo blue, stained and discoloured from work, work clothes allowed women more freedom and independence. With the help of my grandmother, the sewing was done very neatly and the places where the needle went through were almost invisible, and the joining of this woven cloak served us as a common goal and reason for socializing. It required 140 meters of indigo-dyed cotton strips and 1,200 hand-stitched flaps to make it. The remaining pieces, the blouse and pants, are hand-dyed with indigo in vertical and horizontal strokes of azure coatings, which visually corresponds to the main piece of the creation and its woven system.

Since September 2021, Ana Dutina has graduated as a product designer from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, with the subject of Designing textiles through questioning work and gender. She was awarded the Silver Badge of the University of Sarajevo for academic achievements during her studies and the award for the best students of higher education institutions of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In his design work, he focuses on research and experimentation with textile crafts and textiles, with a focus on the manual production of high-quality products.

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