About Habu


In my 20's, I travelled searching for the unique handwoven textiles in Japan.  After many months of - up north - down south - a slow bus - a slow train (with a dog running along side) - ...every thing was slower back then... - I became captivated with the soulful understated textiles from the islands of Okinawa. It was something about the way the threads were connected by hand one by one... It was something about the translucency of where the weft and the warp crossed... It was something about the blue ocean and the wind...

HABU 波布 is a name of an indigenous snake from Okinawa. The characters signify "wavy fabric" as it moves like a narrow strip of fabric. However I changed one character - my HA 八 is a number 8. This is a number we associate with "sue hirogari" - It will bring you a life, which will slowly open up in the end.

It sure has... &  I am doing my best to keep on slowly...

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