Jusi is the Chinese word for "raw silk" and is the term used for the unique fabric woven in the Philippines from silk and pineapple fibers. When embroidered, Jusi is the material used for Philippine formal wear for both men and women. By using it as her medium, Marissa Gonzalez pays tribute to Philippine materia prima and explores other non-traditional uses for Jusi.
The wall hangings
Gonzalez' Jusi wall hangings measure
93 cm (maximum width) and up to 150 cm (maximum length).
They are framed at the top and bottom with matching wooden scrolls measuring
2 cm in diameter.
The scrolls are capped with finials on both ends.
This type of framing allows easy transport as well as hanging.