Monday, February 2, 2015

potd - Antique Japanese Cotton

I've been putting out more antique  indigo cotton. These are mostly hand-dyed and  handwoven kasuri and katazome. Kasuri is Japanese ikat in which the threads (warp and weft or just weft) are tie-dyed before weaving. Katazome ('stencil dyeing') involves stencilling a rice paste resist before dyeing, creating designs such as these flowers and cranes.  These date from the late 19th to mid- 20th century and are taken from old bedding and clothing.

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