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[re.form] vintage Japanese textiles — #Kasuri RSS

Kasuri is a thread-resist textile in which the warp and/or weft threads are tied or compressed before dyeing so that when woven they form a pre-determined pattern Kasuri is a often thought of as a cotton or hemp (asa) cloth that was especially popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and which is now associated with traditional rural Japan – particularly those which have white repeat patterns on indigo dyed woven cloth. The word kasuri is probably derived from the name for thread-resist fabrics from the southern Ryukyuan island of Yeyama - kashiri- it also sounds like the words kasuru which means to blur and kasumi which refers to mist or haze. As kasuri patterns often have a...

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