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The Lotus Flower: A Textile Hidden in the Water

By Sergio Loro Piana, Pier Luigi Loro Piana. Photographs by Bruna Rotunno.

Part of the mission of Loro Piana, the Italian luxury clothing and textile company, is to source its materials in the most sustainable and responsible ways, while still remaining innovative and producing goods of the highest quality. The latest textile treasure discovered by Loro Piana grows in the waters of Inle Lake in eastern Myanmar: the fibre of the lotus flower. This extraordinary raw material of vegetable origin is obtained from the aquatic plant that was sacred to the Buddha. The Intha people, “children of the lake“, use ancient techniques passed down across generations to transform the fibers into a very fine thread - working exclusively by hand.

In six chapters of photographs, the volume leads the reader through the magic hills of the Shan plateau and among lake pile-dwellings, where the slow rhythm of a timeless existence in total harmony with nature is measured out in the harvesting of the lotus, the catching of fish and the cultivation of fruits and vegetables in floating gardens.

Every year during the rainy season, the Intha harvest the stems of the lotus flower and extract the fibers that will be spun into thread, just over a hundred grams in a full day's work, performed according to the slow rhythm of tradition. By using this thread in their products. Loro Piana hopes that this tradition will now become a source of livelihood for future populations as well.


Bruna Rotunno is a multitalented Italian photographer.

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Freitag - Out of the Bag

FREITAG - OUT OF THE BAG

Edited by Renate Menzi.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782781
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Pub Date: 7/9/2012
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Camper

CAMPER

Edited by Anniina Koivu.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784624
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Pub Date: 8/8/2015
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The Fabric

THE FABRIC

Edited by Bruce Boyer. Photographs by Fredi Marcarini.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857220321
USD $80.00
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Pub Date: 2/24/2015
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Equilibrium

EQUILIBRIUM

By Stefania Ricci.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857222295
USD $60.00
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Pub Date: 4/21/2015
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School Projects

SCHOOL PROJECTS

By Alberto Lattuada.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857218465
USD $65.00
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Pub Date: 10/1/2013
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French Design

FRENCH DESIGN

By Alain Lardet, Anne Bony.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857214092
USD $65.00
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Pub Date: 12/26/2012
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Gianfranco Ferre Drawings

GIANFRANCO FERRE DRAWINGS

Text by Guisy Ferre. Designed By Luca Stoppini.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857206417
USD $80.00
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Pub Date: 3/8/2011
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Hogan: Future Roots

HOGAN: FUTURE ROOTS

Edited by Donata Sartorio.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857212579
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Pub Date: 9/18/2012
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The Lotus Flower: A Textile Hidden in the Water

THE LOTUS FLOWER: A TEXTILE HIDDEN IN THE WATER

By Sergio Loro Piana, Pier Luigi Loro Piana. Photographs by Bruna Rotunno.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857208879
USD $95.00
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Pub Date: 10/11/2011
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Braccialini

BRACCIALINI

By Fabiana Giacomotti.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857224510
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Pub Date: 9/15/2015
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The Amazing Shoemaker

THE AMAZING SHOEMAKER

Edited by Stefania Ricci.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857219288
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Pub Date: 3/4/2014
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Tirelli 50

TIRELLI 50

By Masolino d'Amico, Silvia d'Amico, Caterina d'Amico.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857226880
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Pub Date: 6/9/2015
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