what once was new is old, is new again

i came across a really fascinating book in the school's library about ikat, noshime: stripe, lattice and ikat in edo period. basically, a book with full color photos of existing cloths focusing on just the fabric, all arranged in a neat and orderly way. beautiful. here are some of my favorites:

considering that the edo period in japan was from 1603 to 1868, these ikat weavings feel very current and the colors quite modern. a really wonderful inspiration!


Jenn said...

Those are beautiful! I want this book!

anastasia said...

so do i, i've found it online in some used book stores, the price is so high! but the photos are of good quality and there's not much text (it's in japanese, anyhow), mostly photos.