Kumiko Yamana

Bag of Saga nishiki for shakuhachi flute. “Distant cherry blossoms looking like haze”

  • Textiles
  • Presented in 2014
  • Sold Out

Category Textiles
Year Presented 2014
Exhibition The 61th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Saga brocade

    Saga brocade (Saga nishiki) is a woven fabric that uses dyed silk threads for the weft (horizontal threads) and finely cut strips of washi paper called tategami for the warp (vertical threads). The paper strips are grouped and lifted apart using a bamboo tool called a shed stick, and the silk thread weft is passed through the gap to create the desired pattern. Repeatedly running the weft through the gaps between the paper strips results in a fabric with beautiful, orderly patterns.