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A Scrap of Sashiko Stitched Cloth, Edo Period Katazome Dyed Hemp, and an Antique Soba Mixing Bowl

Written on March 3, 2010

Today I am showing some photos that are about mood, texture and materials.Soba1The rolled and tied sashiko stitched cotton fragment sits in a hand carved soba noodle dough mixing bowl along with a ball of indigo, katazome dyed  Edo komon hemp cloth which was taken from a kamishimo.Soba1aThe massive wooden bowl, which was carved and hollowed from the cross section of a single tree, shows a metal plate that mends its lip.  The bowl’s wood is deeply colored, rich in patina and beautifully heavy.Soba1bIn the photo above, note the surface of the bowl’s interior.Soba1cAn old piece of indigo dyed cotton kasuri or ikat cloth is used to tie the sashiko stitched bundle.

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  1. Comment by Lambert:

    Well done! The light and the textures in this picture are beautiful.
    I am always very partial to sashiko …

    March 3, 2010 @ 12:32 pm