Born out of a casual dinner conversation between sisters Hani and Aisah Dalduri about doing something creative and meaningful with their lives, Fictive Fingers has been a self-sufficient endeavour that started in a small bedroom. An endeavour to create products that can be appreciated just as much for the beauty as the use value by combining the love for textiles and traditional printing methods. Thriving on a slow design philosophy, the brand commits to small-scale production and remain free from passing trends.
Having graduated from fashion design and then worked in the industry, Hani has always been passionate about textiles. She is connected to its tactile, provenance and mechanism of how its made, apart from function and aesthetic value. Hani sets the technical direction of our process and constantly looking out for ways to make it better.
Although Aisah has an interest in graphic and web design, she believes that digital mediums cannot truly supplant the human touch. She is dedicated to integrate the handmade and digital, bridge the traditional and current. Aisah instills the values that the brand lives by and ensures every aspect of the operation runs by it.
The sisters attribute their simple way of living to be the foundation of their endeavour. Their father, although not by profession, was the first artist they knew. He was the one who taught them to draw and create things using materials found at home. Little did they know that those precious moments would equip them for what started out in a small bedroom and now a growing brand with a global following.
Aisah and Hani Dalduri
Photo Credit: The Straits Times, 2015