Mistakes and Creativity

Veronika Bond The Horizon Leave a Comment

  Where do I start? In 1970 Misao Jo — a weaver in Osaka — showed her first handwoven obi (a Japanese sash) to a specialist for a valuation. The expert dismissed the piece as ‘worthless’ because he detected an error in the weaving. Instead of being devastated by the critical assessment, Misao Jo recognised the flaw in her handwoven …