28 January 2009

The Kapok Corset

I have been creating this corset by using a concept of ancient chinese military wear. Thousands of years ago they have been using silk stuffed with kapok to create sword proof clothing.

The metal bit in the middle is derived by a pattern they used in chinese armour to create an arrow proof but light and flexible surface.

They have been using full metal plates, arranged in this special pattern - I have been using cut out metal of beer cans.

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