To reflect textile's historical roots as a common form of currency, Hiller Dry Goods is converting modern global currencies into abstract blankets. The blankets feature designs which resemble the banknotes of nine different countries.
All the textiles are hand-woven on a Jacquard tapestry loom in Western North Carolina and sized at 52 in x 70 in. The abstruse patterns were created by Nick Miller, who zoomed in on images found on bills from around the Globe, creating an abstract yet recognizable signifier of various regions. The blankets invite users to closely examine the historical roots of their country through the innovative designs.
The collection features a 'Benjamin Blanket,' based on America's $100 bill and a 'Cowrie Blanket,' inspired from Uganda's 100 shilling banknote. A number of other countries are represented through these textiles which serve as a creative method of historical reflection.
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