SAVOIR-FAIRE • KAWAH IJEN
by Roman Jehanno
About Looking for Working Men
Roman Jehanno sheds light on the esthetics of the XXIst century men and women in their working environment. This collection is a testimony about the knowledge and human savoir-faire and let us met all the beauty of those working men that strives to accomplish a lifetime duty. The project is composed of several collections focusing on a specific trade, location, or group of individuals linked by their activity.
Weavers, metal workers, barbers, sommeliers, tatoo artists... Each and everyone of them wields a precious talent that needs to be brought to light, and holds a key to understanding a bit more of the cultures of our world.
About the Kawah Ijen Collection
Deap in Kawah Ijen volcano,lies the most acid lake in the world. There we can discover an open pit sulfur mine where miners come to risk their life to quary sulfur.
Twice a day, they go down to the volcano to harvest huge blocks of sulfur they have to cary back to the factory. They carry almos 90kg of rocks on each trip, for around 10€/day.
Many thanks to Heinz von Holzen and Bumbu Bali for their pricless help
Bumbu Bali helps those workers by providing education to their children. Two years ago they also managed to design, products and offered them trolleys, which are a great help in their labor.
Please have a look to their website, any donation would be much appreciated (link)
You Also can bring/send them your old clothers, Bumbu Bali will then make the trip to the volcano to offer them to the workers.