Thursday, May 06, 2010
traditional handicraft - Baenderei Kafka
Yesterday I visited "Baenderei Kafka", an old German weaving mill based in Wupptertal.
They manufacture beautiful traditional and modern ribbons on old 19th century Jaquard looms. It needs about one hour to turn these thin threads into one meter of ribbon
But the results speak for themselves. The ribbons are sold worldwide
to Designers, shops and private persons
Over there I met Christine. She´s an old friend of mine and guided me through the factory.
While we were chatting in the cozy factory shop, the looms were rattling above our heads
Thank you Christine for the fascinating journey back into time