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Japanese Textiles: Tsutsugaki

Year 10 Textiles

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Paste made from steamed glutinous rice is used as a resist paste (bōsen nori). At Nagata’s dye house they use glutinous rice only, and it takes one to two weeks to produce the paste. The paste is then set in a tsutsu funnel that has been treated with fermented persimmon tannin (kakishibu).

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A selection of Tsutsugaki fabrics on Pinterest.

Japanese Folk Textiles

Japanese tsutsugaki folk textiles are renowned for their bold, traditional, auspicious and life-affirming pictorial motifs. Throughout rural Japan, tsutsugaki pieces were made by commoners for use by their fellow commoners.