Removal of basic elements that compose a pattern one by one: background, tertiary and secondary elements, which led to reveal the main unit. Although the main units consisted mainly of flowers and birds, each combination is unique, largely due to the colours chosen in each design.
Chita patterns typically uses primary (blue, red and yellow) and secondary (green, orange and violet) in its combinations. By introducing a range of new shades such as light pink, pale blue, aquamarine and lilac, to name a few, a fresh set of patterns emerged, one that could no longer be described as chita but that was closer to its chintz origins, resembling the patterns designed by William Morris.
As a result of the elements removal exploited in the previous experiments a combination of chita motifs and tartan backgrounds was made resulting an unique and intriguing set of prints that no longer represents the country in which they originated from.
Visual maps were created to display the Brazilian immigration and the route chintz made first from India to Europe and then from Europe to Brazil.
|[CON]TEXTILE THREADING NETWORK|
A project about virtually collecting and sharing textile patterns from different countries. People from all over the world would capture and upload images of textiles on a webpage building a visual catalogue that would enable a vast cultural exchange. The map on the website would be fed by images and each country will be filled by their textile as the collection spreads. Visitors would be able to explore the patterns by their tags and understand more about how a culture influences and is set apart from each other based on their textile tradition. All uploaded images will be gathered to build a live growing digital database where each image is tagged to a country, category (abstract, flowers, nature and so on), textile material (cotton, silk, polyester, nylon) designer as well as the year of production. There would also be the opportunity to add a description or further information about the production process or even historical background about a specific style.