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prophet of bloom: like wearing a watercolour

i was so excited to be at home and unpacking a pot just for me that i completely forgot to take pix of the cooked bundles they were r.

Erin Endicott /Sutra 4 – Antique textiles, walnut ink, stitching and beads. 8" x 13" #texile_art

Erin Endicott /Sutra 4 – Antique textiles, walnut ink, stitching and beads.

cinoh:  margaret hull “Sous l’Escalier,” hand embroidery on found linen, 16 x 20 in, 2012

cinoh: margaret hull “Sous l’Escalier,” hand embroidery on found linen, 16 x 20 in, 2012

Iindigo dyed cotton boro futon cover reassembled from a sleeping yogi. The large flower motif is a kamon or a family crest, and it shows a stylized paulownia flower.  Paulownia, or kiri, is the only terrestrial object that the legendary Chinese and Japanese phoenix will alight upon, and the phoenix will drink dew from the petals of this flower.  This kamon, and the other flower motives shown on this repurposed yogi, were applied using a the tsutsugaki method of freehand paste resist dyeing.

Japanese quilt at Sri, a textile gallery in Brooklyn specializing in antique Japanese folk textiles, highlighting the indigo-dyed cotton utilitarian fabrics and boro--or patched and mended--textiles of old Japan.