Dutch wife

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Product Facts

Project name

Dutch wife

University

Design Academy Eindhoven

designed as

Master thesis

Year of graduation

2017

Length

148CM

Width

124CM

Height

3CM

Weight

2KG

Designation

Fabric

Description

The 'Dutch Wife' is an object which originated in the Dutch colony of Indonesia. The body-sized bolster cushion was originally made from bamboo mesh, and was used to keep the body cool while lying in bed in this tropical climate. The multi-layered story attached to this object, involving colonial history, gender politics, inequality, and also references to craftsmanship, was modified by the place in which it unfolded.

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