The most beautiful aspect about old textiles is how they can be revisioned into something far ahead of fashion. They are timeless pieces, that aren’t for everyone, but usually strike the heart of an individual. This is the hidden treasure in hand-made goods, their individual differences, slight mistakes are what make them so artistic. Experimenting endlessly, satisfied never finding perfection.
Kakishibu “Persimmon Tannin Dyeing”
Old loom, still being used.
Akane “Lac” dyeing
Throwing the shuttle
Katazome: Indigo and Kakishibu
Kakishibu getting some rays
Japanese braiding loom, “kumihimo”.
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