Saturday, October 09, 2010

PART 2 OF NIPPON HANDWEAVES IN KUSAKIZOME DYES BY AKIRA YAMAZAKI

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Gromwell, lithospermum erythrorhizon (murasaki)
Red from Saffron (benibana); yellow, gardenia
black of indigo, nut of the betel palm tree (binro)





















Yellow is miscanthus tinctorus (kariyasu) and tumeric (ukon
Red from sappan wood (suoh) treated with ash.
and brown (tamakusu)
Red is sappan wood (suoh); yellow, tumeric
(ukon), blue and black are indigo (aizome)

Red is sappan wood (suoh); brown (tamakusu)


Indigo (ai)
Mountain peach bark (shibuki or yamamomo)
Natural brown cotton or tea colored cotton (chawata)

This loom was known as the cripple loom because when seated at the loom the weaver's feet were tied to the shafts.

1 comment:

Velma said...

these samples are so wonderful, and i am hunting for this book. hopefully somewhere close to me!