August 25, 2020
Together with a comb and shuttle, textile artists crafting “tsumekaki hon tsuzure ori,” the intricate and sturdy brocades which are a part of Japanese traditions, make use of the jagged ideas of their fingernails. Widespread within the Shiga prefecture, the traditional method makes use of the weaver’s grooved nails to information the threads down the loom, making certain they’re positioned tightly collectively. The “tsuzure ori,” or tapestry weave, has roots within the Muromachi interval (1336 to 1573), whereas this particular technique has been in Japan for no less than 1,000 years, in line with Kiyohara Seiji, a consultant of Kiyohara Textile Co., Ltd.
To see how the comb-shaped nails work and the ornate textiles they’re used to supply, watch the video under. (by way of Laughing Squid)
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