Setsuko Masaka

Hollow weave obi sash of Saga nishiki. “Ukifune”

  • Textiles
  • Presented in 2016
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Category Textiles
Year Presented 2016
Exhibition The 63th 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.

Setsuko Masaka

photo Setsuko Masaka

Using rare silk threads made by stretching and twisting domestic raw cocoon thread for the weft. I dye the threads with seasonal plants and old Indian ink to make textiles with quaint colors and traditional twill weave.