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Published: 19.03.2021
Hymmen & Hiroi, photo from the ‘Parel Silhouet’ project in collaboration with ‘acoya’, 2019.
. Photo courtesy of Anneke Hymmen and Kumi Hiroi..
Hymmen & Hiroi, photo from the ‘Parel Silhouet’ project in collaboration with ‘acoya’, 2019.
Photo courtesy of Anneke Hymmen and Kumi Hiroi.

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Intro
For ages, the ocean was a mysterious and dangerous place. Only a few dared to take from its treasures, such as the Japanese Ama women who were famous for collecting pearls. Pearl divers had to open and kill thousands of molluscs until a single adequate pearl was found.


Klimt02's Material Stories series attempts to examine various perspectives on the use of materials. This is the fourth article of the series of the Materials Stories series, on Pearls. Stay tuned to explore gold, gems, and recycled materials.