Izumo Bijin and Izumo Mingeishi

Izumo Bijin and Izumo Mingeishi
Item# EBENJA037

Product Description

Izumo Bijin and Izumo Mingeishi
Matsue Station (Shimane)

Matsue Washi (paper) and Ai (indigo blue) Temari

Izumo Mingeishi:

Kasuri: The word “kasuri” becomes “gasuri” in word combinations in which “kasuri” is the second word: It (the Japanese word for ikat) is fabric that has been woven from threads that are especially dyed to create the woven pattern displayed on the finished piece. This intricate art requires the weaver to plan in advance exactly where the dyed threads Fall within the weave in order to create a recognizable design. Unfortunately, in today's Japan, only a few elderly weavers of this technique carry on this tradition in their textile artistry. Attempts to imitate this process by mechanical means have never been fully achieved. Consequently, it is becoming very difficult to acquire Kasuri.

Washi Temari
Washi Temari
Made from "Izumo Mingeishi"

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Ai Temari
Ai Temari
Made from "Hirose Gasuri (ikat)"
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Horose Gasuri
Horose Gasuri
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