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ARAE (pronounced array) is a line of garments and scarves designed by Britt Rynearson. Based in Seattle.


the Work

the Work

 A four foot tall art piece on wood on display at a San Francisco nonprofit 

A four foot tall art piece on wood on display at a San Francisco nonprofit 


Britt has spent the last 15 years developing a line of clothing and scarves. The clothing is inspired by Max Tilke's illustrations of traditional clothing of indigenous civilizations. Tilke examines how garments have evolved from things requiring one seam to more complex forms. 

The current line of scarves features permanently pleated scarves and shawls. Some of these include a map of the city of Kinshasa which was silk screened onto the surface of the fabric. Britt plans to incorporate more maps into future textile projects. 

In year's past the work was sold at stores nationwide including: Takashimaya and Julie: Artisans' Gallery in Manhattan. Britt spent ten years exhibiting her work at national craft shows such as: The Smithsonian Craft Show, The Philadelphia Museum Craft Show, and The American Craft Expo in Evanston. 

This work is not currently sold in stores. It is shown a number of annual exhibits in the Seattle area. You can view the list of current shows under Exhibits

 the artist

the artist

Permanently Pleated Shawls

Highly sculptural and machine washable accessories in a variety of color ways. 



Tops and jackets made with silk, linen, wool, and metal fibers. Slight asymmetry and dramatic collars characterize the designs.


A selection of hand-pleated silk blankets created using the technique of arashi shibori.