Ai Kijima is an artist who was born in Tokyo, Japan. 


With a passion for the textiles, Ai attended the School of the art institute of Chicago for both her undergraduate and graduate degree in Fiber and Material Studies.
She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and Istanbul, Turkey.
All of her artwork is created mainly by the use of a few simple elements, textiles, needle and thread. Ai first experiences working with textiles came at the young age of 5 helping her grandmother create and sew handmade works. Growing up in Japan the allure and cultural importance of textiles, needle and thread was always very close and important to her.
Over the years Ai has collected not only Japanese textiles, but countless examples of traditional and contemporary textiles from all over the world.

Here I would like to share some of Ai's beautiful textile art that is meant to be worn. Everything is handmade by Ai in her studio from the fine quality textiles. All her textile jewellery are created with great respect and appreciation to craftsmen and craftswomen of the world

Flower Brooch - Handwoven Uzbek Fabrics - small

£39.00

Flower brooch pin corsageThis one of a kind handmade colourful flower pin brooch is made of beautiful traditional hand dyed, handwoven Uzbek silk/cotton ikat. Ai has combined various textiles of different colours and patterns to make this brooch unique and elegant. The amazing design with its vibrant colours is a great statement to your outfit. You can be sure that...

Indian Glass Beads and Fabric Necklace

£39.00

Very stylish Boho-chic.Colorful fabric ball necklace made from Turkish printed textile in red, yellow, fuchsia pink, green and navy with Indian glass beads in between each ball. The ties in the back form a bow with cute pompom detail. A bold and unique statement necklace and a great accessory for your outfit.Why not complete your look with a matching bangle?...

Long Double Strand Necklace

£48.00

This one of a kind handmade colorful pieced necklace is made of beautiful traditional hand dyed, hand woven Uzbek silk/cotton ikat and Turkish Kutnu stripe textiles.The artist has patchworked various textiles of different colors and patterns to make this necklace unique and elegant. The amazing design with its vibrant colors is a great statement to your outfit. You can be...

Multicoloured Ethnic Kwanzaa Tribal Bracelet

SOLD

Tribal Ikat textile Fabric rope bracelet made with Adras Ikat cloth  Double strand colourful fabric Kumihimo knot bracelets.This one of a kind colourful pieced bracelet is made of traditional Uzbek ikat textiles. The artist has pieced different colors and patterns to make this bracelet very unique.Very lightweight and comfortable to wear. The bracelet is approximately 20 cm/ 7 7/8'' in...

Textile Bead Bangle

£25.00

Textile bead bangle made with Turkish fabric and Indian glass beads.Bold and fun jewellery Statement bracelet Boho-chic style. Colorful fabric ball bangle made from Turkish printed textile in red, fuchsia pink, green, yellow and navy with Indian red glass beads in between each ball. A bold and unique statement bracelet and a great accessory for your outfit. You can also...

Traditional Central Asia fabric Brooch

£53.00

This one of a kind handmade colourful flower pin brooch is made of beautiful traditional hand dyed, hand woven Uzbek silk/cotton Ikat and Turkish Kutnu stripe textiles. The artist has combined various textiles of different colors and patterns to make this brooch unique and elegant. The amazing design with its vibrant colors is a great statement to your outfit. You can be...

Uzbek Textile Choker

£31.00

Ethnic traditional fabric knot design necklaceDouble strand Lightweight jewellery Statement necklace This one of a kind handmade pieced choker/necklace is made of beautiful traditional hand-dyed  hand woven Uzbek silk/cotton ikat. The artist has patchworked various textiles of different colours and patterns to make this necklace unique and elegant. The amazing design with its vibrant colors is a great statement to your outfit. You can...