Saturday, November 1, 2014
Sew-Zani™ :: Surface Design
Surface design and illustration © Kim Buchheit; licensing and/or purchasing options available.
Week two of MATS challenged my classmates and me to create surface design for dishes inspired by Suzani textiles (Suzani is a type of embroidered and decorative tribal textile made in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries). In honor of the traditional craftsmans' technique, I created stylized bird motifs with an embroidery trompe l'oeil effect. The palette was taken straight from the spice rack: cumin, paprika, basil, curry and… a dash of hot pink just for fun!