February 26, 2012
I have a friend who has a special sense that comes into action
as soon as she enters a thrift store or flea market, or maybe it
is all the time in operation, I don't know :)
Anyway, she always finds the best stuff...
and occasionally I get some of her little treasures;
like these indigo fabrics, actually they're small head pillows;
we don't know were they come from, only that they are quite old.
I had a look in the Traditional Stripes & Lattices, and I would love
if they were of Japanese origin :)
I've found at least similar fabrics in the book, the shadow weave pattern
below is called 'split bamboo mat'.
The pattern looks complicated, but actually this is very simple plain weave;
I've added some extra large pictures on my flickr pages.
And for the weavers, this is an interesting site, and this one too.
Picture 3-4-8 come from the book.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend!