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CATALOGUE  |  ISSUE 01  |  SUMMER 2021

Objects of Time | Kriya Rynjah

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Sustainability is not just about the  material; it is about  the integrity of  its journey from  source to product.

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BAÀ (BAMBOO)  
Kriya has created a special collection of Baà objects from the dragon  bamboo (dendrocalamus giganteus). Sourced from a home farm in Ojhapara village bordering India and Bhutan, this special bamboo is one of the tallest, with culms ranging from 25-35 metres in height and  150 - 300mm in diameter. It’s thick hollow walls offer unique possibilities  to create single carved bowls and objects. 

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A MOON HARVEST
Mature bamboo are selected during the waning crescent moon when the sap levels are at its lowest. To avoid disturbing the photosynthesis in the plants, it is only harvested during dawn or dusk.

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CURED BY THE ELEMENTS
Once the green bamboo is harvested in spring, it is pre-cut and soaked in  fresh spring water. It is then put out in the forest to dry. Then it is  smoked in a little woodshed on the farm using forest-fallen wood, wild bay leaves, juniper and pine. Come the clear blue skies of autumn, it is put out in the sun again to give it a lasting golden tan and extract any latent moisture. 

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LIFE AT RI-BHOI
Ri Bhoi, where Kriya’s farm and studio is located in Meghalaya is home to the Umiam lake and the Nongkhyllem Wildlife sanctuary. Weather dictates the daily rhythms. This joy of living translates into making, where each object carries a part of the maker and a taste of the forest.

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THE FARM WORKSHOP 
The workspace that Kriya built from leftover building materials is where she and Dhane, her artisan spend most of their time. Together, they experiment with forms, techniques, and textures.

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NATURE BY DESIGN
The designs are inspired by shapes and forms found in nature, and aim to evoke slow living. Offering the freedom to interpret it in your own way, they are designed as companions for life. If cared for they can go on to become heirlooms that get passed on from generation to generation.

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SERIES 01

BAÀ COSMOS

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SERIES 02

BAÀ DIAMANT

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SERIES 03

BAÀ ESSENTIAL

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