Mainichi has created this Mushi Brooch from a brown leather off cut, red felt, textured green and black striped fabric and white cowhide. The layers have been cut into circular shapes and hand stitched together using green thread in overlapping circles. It is really one-of-a-kind, and shows off Mainichi's inspired approach to using colour & texture.
Approx. 6.5cm (2.6") diameter
The last photo shows more Mushi brooches being modelled.
A silver coloured metal brooch bar pin is securely fixed into the back of the brooch.
Mainichi pieces have been handmade by Melbourne-based designer Dearne Herrenberg. The materials used often inform the design and also reflect the philosophy behind the name (Mainichi translates from Japanese as "everyday").
Mainichi design inverts the concept of precious jewellery. There are no precious metals or jewels in these pieces, instead, unexpected, ordinary and everyday materials become pieces of wearable art.