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Gali Cnaani

Textile, Fashion & Jewelry Design

“Textile—which is more ubiquitous than any other material or medium, from the moment we wake up to the time we retire for the day, from birth till death through all of life’s stages, in its everyday (jeans and a T-shirt, a towel, a carpet, beddings) or festive appearance (holiday and ceremony clothes, tapestries)—has become almost transparent for many. It is there, but they do not contemplate the fact that someone had designed it, that it is not the automatic output of a machine".

Gali Cnaani, born in 1968, acts out of great respect for history, for the billions of human-hours of those who were here before us—who wove, embroidered, felt, dyed, and printed, perfected all these technologies continuously and created the tremendous variety of textiles in the world. Working consistently in Israel’s design industry for many years, Cnaani is an active designer as well as a senior lecturer at the Textile Design department of Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art, where she herself graduated some 30 years ago.

 

 
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