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A Bowl of Stripes, A Ground of Arabesques

Written on February 3, 2012

Some time ago I bought a group of diagonally striped, resisted cotton textiles: they’re one-loom width wide and they’re folded twice laterally, so they end up being narrow.  I don’t know what they are, and neither does the friend in Japan from whom I bought them.  Definitely they’re for a festival as striped textiles like this are brought at during celebrations, but we’re not sure if they’re unmade hanten collars or some kind of obi/sash.But don’t they look great entangled as they are, and set against a backdrop of karakusa, or arabesque?Once I give these textiles a good wash I’ll start posting some on the webshop.


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  1. Comment by Claudia:

    Whatever they are , they’re fabulous! Beautiful blues and a perfect width of stripe, and something you don’t see often, I’m sure.
    Thank you for showing and maybe releasing.

    February 4, 2012 @ 5:35 pm