Artist Profile

Kachama

Kachama’s highly refined textiles bear witness to the weaving techniques of various tribal people with whom she learned her skills. She incorporates the beadwork of the Katu, the patterns of the Karen, indigo-dyed batik of the Hmong in a celebration of the skills that were passed down from generation to generation over the centuries. The originality of Kachama’s creations lays in the contrast between the source materials; several tribal patterns can be found within the same piece, with elements from their folk stories, but also raw material such as yaka and bamboo strings juxtaposed to fine silk, silver threads or antique tribal fabrics. Kachamahas renewed this ancient form of craft bringing it to a pure art form through which she can express her deepest thoughts and emotions. She poetically tackles subjects such as pollution, integrating in her weaving found material such as cans and plastic waste. Each detail, each material, each pattern is linked to Kachama’s personal life struggles, love and passion, making every piece unique.

Her works can be found in the collection of the Textile Museum in Lyon, France, acquired after an exhibition in 2008, The Hong Kong Museum textiles Society, TheNational Handicrafts and Hill tribes center (Taiwan). She has worked with several luxurious hotels and resorts, such as the Hansar group theTamarind boutique hotel and Ban San Doi in Chiang Mai. She was part of the prestigious exhibition Metissages during the La Fête Festival at the Jim Thompson art center in 2009. In January 2018, she held a solo exhibition at the residence of H.E. The German Ambassador to Thailand in Bangkok.

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