The textile jewels of Inbar Shahak, made with a patient weaving of threads ♦ ︎
Her name is Inbar Shahak and she defines herself as a textile artist. But it could also be said that she is an original jewelry maker based in Tel Aviv, Israel, and that she travels around the world, from one trade fair to the next, to show her work. In fact, it is different from all the others. First of all for the technique that he uses: Inbar builds simple geometries with complicated interweaving of threads, patiently aligned. Nylon, gold or metal threads, end up forming a fabric that becomes the surface of the jewels.
She explains, she is inspired by ancient lace and crochet patterns. And from the weave of traditional fabrics gets a new interpretation.
For example, the designer wraps colored enamelled threads with the same technique used for industrial looms and transforms the weaving process into a jewel. It is an idea that he likes: his work has been presented at the West Palm Beach Norton Art Museum, the Loot at Mad NYC museum, Joya Barcelona, Siera in Amsterdam, the Athene Noir gallery and the Alliage gallery in France and more. Lavinia Andorno