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Folk Textiles

Japan has a rich folk culture. Promoted in the western world by Soetsu Yanagi, with the help of others such as Shoji Hamada and Bernard Leach, in the 1920's and 30's, some of these items have now become collector's pieces. A wide range of skills are used in the decoration of Folk Textiles.

Indigo textiles form a large part of the folk textile category but there are also Nobori (Japanese flags), which are hand painted with tremendous skill. The indigo decoration techniques include -Shibori, this is a sophisticated tie dye technique wonderfully intricate designs can be achieved.

Katazome, this is a stencil dyed decoration using resist paste and intricate stencils, cut into mulberry paper (themeselves a work of art).

Kasuri (ikat), is a technique where the warp and sometimes the weft threads are tied and dyed before weaving to produce a predetermined pattern. Again simple and very intricate patterns may be achieved.

Tsutsugaki, this is freehand tube blown resist dyeing technique. Rich folk textiles can be achieved.

Sashiko,is a small stitch decoration, which strengthens the garment or cloth aswell as enhancing it visually.

For the textile collector this category is heaven but these pieces can be used as interior decoration with stunning effect.

F2911 SUPER RARE MEIJI 3 COLOUR INDIGO KATAZOME FUTONJI, CRANES AND TURTLES
F2911 SUPER RARE MEIJI 3 COLOUR INDIGO KATAZOME FUTONJI, CRANES AND TURTLES (Sold)
F2856 MEIJI SHINTO SHRINE DEDICATION NOBORI, HANDWOVEN
F2856 MEIJI SHINTO SHRINE DEDICATION NOBORI, HANDWOVEN (Sold)
F2854 SUPER RARE EDO HEMP/COTTON INDIGO NOREN, CHIDORI AND WAVES
F2854 SUPER RARE EDO HEMP/COTTON INDIGO NOREN, CHIDORI AND WAVES (Sold)
F2853 RARE MEIJI INDIGO COTTON NOREN, CRANES/PINES/WATER, LARGE SIZE
F2853 RARE MEIJI INDIGO COTTON NOREN, CRANES/PINES/WATER, LARGE SIZE (Sold)
F2833 VINTAGE COTTON NOREN, KANJI 'NUMO' CHARACTER
F2833 VINTAGE COTTON NOREN, KANJI 'NUMO' CHARACTER
F2753 SAMURAI NOBORI, EARLY SHOWA, PRINCESS YAEGIRI AND KINTARO
F2753 SAMURAI NOBORI, EARLY SHOWA, PRINCESS YAEGIRI AND KINTARO
F2711 KASURI INDIGO COTTON KIMONO, BASKETWEAVE DESIGN
F2711 KASURI INDIGO COTTON KIMONO, BASKETWEAVE DESIGN
F2622 ANTIQUE INDIGO HANTEN
F2622 ANTIQUE INDIGO HANTEN
F2616 PAIR OF ZABUTON COVERS, KATAZOME AND INDIGO DYED, CHRYSANTHEMUM
F2616 PAIR OF ZABUTON COVERS, KATAZOME AND INDIGO DYED, CHRYSANTHEMUM (Sold)
F2606 HEMP KIMONO, 5 MON, KATABAMI
F2606 HEMP KIMONO, 5 MON, KATABAMI
F2550 SAKIORI INDIGO VEST, FROM SHIKOKU ISLAND
F2550 SAKIORI INDIGO VEST, FROM SHIKOKU ISLAND (Sold)
F2479 MEIJI INDIGO NOREN, HANDWOVEN, UME (PLUM BLOSSOM) MON
F2479 MEIJI INDIGO NOREN, HANDWOVEN, UME (PLUM BLOSSOM) MON (Sold)
F2401 MEIJI TSUTSUGAKI INDIGO FUTONJI, SHOU-CHIKU-BAI
F2401 MEIJI TSUTSUGAKI INDIGO FUTONJI, SHOU-CHIKU-BAI (Sold)
F2381 MEIJI HANDWOVEN COTTON KIMONO, STRIPE
F2381 MEIJI HANDWOVEN COTTON KIMONO, STRIPE (Sold)
F2053 SHIMA COTTON PADDED KIMONO
NEW: F2053 SHIMA COTTON PADDED KIMONO

 
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