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A Cloud of Rustic Tabi Patterns

Written on April 30, 2010

Have a look at this arrangement of wonderful things: this cloud is composed of old, tabi patterns which were cut from recycled, thick paper.  They’re really, really fantastic.
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Tabi1aThere are over 30 pieces.  Judging from the various sizes of the each of the patterns, it seems they are size graded, but in no particular order—certainly not in the jumble in which they were found.Tabi1b

Tabi1cEach piece is fascinating.  They probably date to the 1930s or so.Tabi1dI just find this an amazingly and visually fascinating group.  Having the patterns arranged on my wall has given me such pleasure: what a treat it is to look up from my work and to see this in the distance.Tabi1e

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  1. Comment by Amy:

    It’s amazing how beautiful even old recycled paper with kanji on it really is!

    April 30, 2010 @ 11:03 am

  2. Comment by pam:

    The Japanese are truly a beauty nourished culture — astonishing attractiveness in something as simple as a pattern. Kudos also to you for having discerned & displayed your findings so tastefully. Many thanks for sharing & enlightening us. We who read your blog are so grateful.

    May 2, 2010 @ 12:53 pm

  3. Comment by Jannette:

    What a fantastic find.. ! They are beautiful, just beautiful. Love the way you displayed them too.

    May 2, 2010 @ 2:40 pm

  4. Comment by velma bolyard:

    such fun here!

    May 2, 2010 @ 6:05 pm

  5. Comment by amy Katoh:

    there is no moderation in life !

    May 5, 2010 @ 5:20 pm