Christopher Duncan is a contemporary weaver. His work reclaims the old ways and reacquaints the wearer with past traditions. His process is intricate and labour intensive; revealing his sensitivity and meticulous attention to the raw materials he uses to create his unique pieces.
Duncan's loom woven shawls are crafted with natural fibres that draw influences from traditional tribal textile practices. Duncan practices textile recycling techniques similar to those used in ancient Japan: used, off-cut, or decaying fabrics are repurposed into cloth for wear and decoration. He sources his yarns both locally and globally: possum-merino and alpaca from New Zealand, organic cotton, linen, and up-cycled, worm-friendly silks from India, and premium cottons from Italy.