• Textile Artists File Their Nails in Tiny Grooves for Traditional Japanese Weaving Technique

    26 days ago - By Colossal

    Image courtesy of Kiyohara Seiji
    Along with a comb and shuttle, textile artists crafting “tsumekaki hon tsuzure ori,” the intricate and durable brocades that are part of Japanese traditions, employ the jagged tips of their fingernails. Common in the Shiga prefecture, the ancient technique utilizes the weaver's grooved nails to guide the threads down the loom, ensuring they're placed tightly together. The “tsuzure ori,” or tapestry weave, has roots in the Muromachi period , while this specific method has been in Japan for at least 1,000 years, according to Kiyohara Seiji , a representative...
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