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A Vignette from Sri Showroom: Itajime Silk Fragment and Indian Copper Yoni

Written on May 18, 2012

I like this little set-up in a corner of my showroom and I thought I’d share it with you today.   Sitting on a small, Korean soban or dining tray is a copper Hindu yoni–a ritual vessel–and a fragment of chirimen (crepe) silk that is dyed in the itajime or kyoukechi method.The benibana or safflower dyed chirimen fragment sits in an old Korean wooden grain scoop–and for more on itajime dyeing, have a look at this blogpost which shows the type of carved boards which were used to imprint a design onto this silk cloth.

As this little vignette always catches my eye when I walk by it, I thought you may enjoy having a look, too.

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