Hakuryuan Kastuyama.


The « Nishijin Textile”, the traditional industry in Kyoto Japan. It was brought to Japan from China during the Asuka/Nara period, but the fabric woven was weak and had limited uses and in time, ceased to be produced. During the Edo period, weaving techniques from the Ming and Qing dynasties spread to Japan again, and Tsuzure ori, with its artistic designs, started to be produced.
Katsuyama traditionally produces Kimono belt using this technique, but has diversified to textile for interior objects, fashion accessories, … Katsuyama is able to produce pièces with a 30cm wideness.
For Maison et Objet they will create a unique piece to show their know how. Discussion has led to an abstract geometrical pattern in color tons blue, green, grey.

Technique: tsuzure ori (“nail weaving”), a type of tapestry weave that differs from regular loom weaving in that instead of using punch cards as a regular jacquard loom does, tsuzure is woven completely by hand. The design is first laid out on paper, which is used as a guide below the warp. Many shuttles may be used for the weft, as the designs can be as simple or complex as the artist desires. Some tsuzure weavers file serrated edges into their fingernails to aid in the weaving

Materials: Weaving textile « Tsuzure ori »

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