Shibori, Sashiko and Boro: dyeing and stitching
Wonderful examples of Japanese dyeing, stitching, embroidery, applique, and quilting.
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"A certain love of roughness is involved, behind which lurks a hidden beauty, to which we refer in our peculiar adjectives shibui, wabi and sabi. .. It is this beauty with inner implications that is referred to as shibui. It is not a beauty displayed before the viewer by its creator .. a piece that will lead the viewer to draw beauty out of it for themselves. ~ "The Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese Insight into Beauty", Soetsu Yanagi, Bernard Leach (Mandala of Mending by Junko Oko)