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A Very Beautiful Seate or Backpad

Written on April 12, 2010

Today I am showing a beautifully “minimalist” seate which is a pad to protect the back while carrying heavy burden.KeiSeate1This one is woven from rice straw and cotton; 3/4 of the rice straw weft is covered with cotton which, over time, has been abraded, leaving only traces of the original cotton.KeiSeate1aI love the fancy, knotted stitch, shown below: what a beautiful detail.KeiSeate1bThe abraded cotton is just beautiful as it creates strata of very subtle neutral and blue tones on the surface of the seate.KeiSeate1cI estimate that this piece dates to the beginning to the middle of the 20th century; rustic, handmade country accessories like this were still in use in remote areas of Japan into the 1950s.


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  1. Comment by Paula:

    minimalist, ha! fab.

    April 13, 2010 @ 5:47 pm