Koi no yokan 恋の予感

Ikat, kora and blocks of prints into a creative collage to form Dupatta
Spoken for
“You too know that all my eyes see,
all I touch with myself,
from any distance,
is Diego.
The caress of fabrics,
the color of colors,
the wires,
the nerves,
the pencils,
the leaves,
the dust,
the cells,
the war
and the sun,
everything experienced
in the minutes of the non-clocks and the non-calendars
and the empty non-glances,
is him.”
― Frida Kahlo

Koi no yokan | 恋の予感

Koi no yokan comes from 恋 (koi) is romantic love, and 予感 (yokan) roughly translates to ‘premonition’ or ‘hunch’, and roughly translates to ‘premonition of love’.

(koi) means a little love, like a love between teenagers, which can lead into true love or else. 
愛(ai) is also love, but means true love. The love between adults that last longer than teenagers. It can be used to express “love” between parents and sons, pets, or god to you)
予感(yokan) means a hunch, a feeling of premonition.
の(no) is a particle to express possessiveness of something, represented in English through “of”
恋の予感 together means a hunch for love, when you have symptoms of falling in love. It is that feeling of excitement when you first meet someone and know that you will eventually fall in love with them. A more realistic way of looking at ‘love at first sight’.
I name this dupatta after that feeling of premonition of love I have felt and that I cannot express in words. A lifetime of love was felt in that fleeting moment of first feeling of love. That lifetime is enough.
Thank you Frida and the beautiful languages of the world to help say what I cannot express!

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Diverse cotton fabrics bound together into a stole
One of a kind wearable textile uses up-cycled textile remains of injured, reject textiles to create an interesting romantic love between ikat and prints set again a kora backdrop
Weather/ Mood
Pleasant- perfect for summers
Not fragile
Dry Clean only; Needs “Airing” in shadow, not direct sun
Ready to wear
Few fabrics mill spun mercerised cotton yarn with Azo-free dyeing. Other sourced fabrics, soul of yarn unknown
Casual, fun, light-hearted, modern
Slow production. 
Fabric scrap Up-cycling to reduce textile waste. 
Supports community of Ikat dyers and weavers
Stitched by Gurmel Singh, Jalalabad, Punjab.
Beadwork by Param, Bathinda, Punjab
Imperfections in the weaves reflect handmade
Irregularity in the dyes reflect natural process
Innocent spots in the textiles reflect being homemade
A work of nature cannot be sterile and error-free
A choice to still buy what we make is a step
Towards supporting original culture
Of people
Of nature
Of craft

A celebration of humanness.
Mora Collective 2024
designed by: MIDTOAN