Discover and save creative ideas

    Itchiku Tsujigahana

    Itchiku Tsujigahana

    What is special about Itchiku Kubota's work? The colours are unbelieveable. He hand painted & dip-dyed over and over again to build up harmonies of incredible subtlety & richness. He revived an ancient shibori technique called tsujigahana and developed it using modern dyes and methods: nvolves brush painting the outline design onto the tacked together kimono and adding intricate sumi ink paintings, then stitching and binding miniscule portions of the silk, dyeing them by hand....

    Itchiku Tsujigahana

    The Landscapes of Itchiku Kubota

    Kimono - Itchiku Tsujigahana

    kimono by itchiku kubota, Japan

    Itchiku Kubota - Tsujigahana

    Kubota Itchiku Shibori museum

    Shibori Folding Techniques | Design Examples and Itchiku Kubota

    Hand Dyed Shibori Silk Top

    shibori technique

    Shibori indigo dyed Comforter

    Tsujigahana textile design by Itchiku Kubota

    Itchiku Tsujigahana | One of the famous Kimonos, made by master Kubota in the old Tsujigahana "Tie-Dye" technic.

    Hand woven wool, shibori resist, dyed with natural indigo and walnut.

    Hand Dyed Shibori Scarf

    Hand dyed shibori scarf : i'm sure thats Terrie & Mags behind those awesome shawls :-)


    This has little puckers all over it accentuating the print, we had a sash of this silk for the old kimono.Kimono Textile by Gabrielle Renèe, via Flickr

    Kimono Tsujigahana