Wednesday, November 28, 2007

CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE ITAJIME















These kimono have linings made with itajime decorated fabrics.
















Girl's red kimono decorated with itajime flowers.

























This itajime design called sekka has a radiating
leaf pattern similar to a Japanese maple or an asa
(hemp) leaf.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

ITAJIME FABRIC

Itajime, Kyokechi or clamped resist dyed fabric from the Shōsōin treasure house, Nara Period (710-794). Shōsōin (正倉院) is the treasure house that belongs to Tōdai-ji, Nara, Japan.







Sunday, November 04, 2007

ITAJIME FROM THE STUDIO OF HIROSHI ISHIZUKA

A stack of carved blocks made with mirror imaging is used to resist the dye. The fabric is laid between the blocks, then the blocks are tightly compressed to keep out the dye. The dye flows between the channels and in the holes making complex patterns.





























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