FloxdenHartogJager KissofDeath
Researching the Textile Industry Flox came across an article about the Kiss of Death.
In the textile industry it was customary to pull the thread from the spool through the shuttle by briefly sucking on it. This Kissing the Shuttle was done by every weaver over 300 times a day. Thus infectious diseases were passed on, in the early 20th century mainly tuberculosis. That’s why it is called the Kiss of Death. As many textile workers were women and children, it was them that suffered. In England the custom was abolished by law only in 1952.
Materials + Techniques
Weaving shuttles, encausted photos, embroidery on rusted cotton. Size 70x70x3 cm

Connected Cloth 62Group

Part of the British Textile Biennial 2021

The Whitaker Museum & Art Gallery

Haslingden Road, Rossendale,
England BB4 6RE, United Kingdom

25 september – 28 november 2021

woensdag t/m zondag 10-16 uur
donderdag 10-20 uur

FloxdenHartogJager KissofDeath