Fabric: Tapestry


Tenugi Tapestries

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  • Description: Tapestries or tenugi are woven cotton cloths, often about 90cm x 35cm in size, used for decoration and drying things. There are a wide variety of patterns and designs, from ukiyo-e to humorous designs. Chusen is a specific dying technic using stencil paper to create the pattern on the tenugi. This technic allows the ink to be shown on both sides of the fabric. Silkscreen is the other common technique used, however the ink only shows through on the front side.
    For more information, visit: http://japan-magazine.jnto.go.jp/en/1310_tenugui.html
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