Made by Rain Scarf Small


Designer Aliki van der Kruijs
Country The Netherlands
Date 2017
Dimensions 63 x 16.25 inches
With the prevalent rains in the Netherlands and its history of struggling with the elements, rain is deeply rooted in Dutch culture. After questioning what it would be like to capture the experience of rainfall on textile, designer Aliki van der Kruijs developed a technique called “pluviography,” where she photographically records rain precipitation with a film coating that is sensitive to water. Each scarf is noted with the precise precipitation data, weather conditions, and the date and time of location in which it’s made.

The textiles form a collection of weather data: visual recordings of a drizzly day or even a monsoon, imprinted on textile. Each unique cloth is accompanied with its actual precipitation data of location, time and weather conditions.