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Transferring the Kasuri (Ikat) Pattern to a Paper Tape, Echigo Jōfu

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory
Kyōto-shi, Japan

The kasuri pattern is first drawn on graph paper. In order to transfer this design to the threads, the kasuri binder marks the pattern areas across each width of the cloth onto a paper tape—duplicating the path of the weft thread. He may go back and forth up to ten times within each row of cells in the graph paper. This tape can then be used as a guide to mark off pattern areas on actual weft threads.

Details

  • Title: Transferring the Kasuri (Ikat) Pattern to a Paper Tape, Echigo Jōfu
  • Subject Keywords: Echigo Jōfu
  • Type: Textile, Kimono
  • Rights: Photo: Courtesy of Ogawa Naohisa Kasuri, Minamiuonuma.
  • Medium: Handwoven

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