JCCC Honors Journal


This paper explores three distinct and distinctive textile production methods found in Japanese tradition. The beautiful art of sashiko—a singular quilting style-grew into an art form in the northern farms. Dating back to pre-history, the bound dyeing technique of shibori was refined in Japan. Another distinctive cultural art was Japanese weaving, including kasuri, a style of dyeing or painting warp and weft threads. In this study I was afforded the opportunity to experiment and try them firsthand, as well as research the traditional methods and history.

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Japanese Textile: Example 1

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Japanese Textile: Example 2

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Japanese Textile: Example 3

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Japanese Textile: Example 4