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Japanese textiles – Mardley-zome

Suminagashi (marbling), Shimadan (layered stripes), Kanze-mizu (water waves)

Mardley-zome” is a dyeing technique in which varied patterns are created through stirring colored pastes, and the fabric is laid on top to pick up the pattern in much the same way as marbling paper.

Kyoto Women’s University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory, Kyōto-shi, Japan

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