Posts tagged “Japanese Weaving Tools

These Old Weaving Tools…

My Bashofu Weaving Shuttle_W

I like these old weaving tools…

My Bashofu Weaving Shuttle

and sometimes wonder what some of these old tools have seen…

Bamboo Weaving Reeds – Yanbaru Nature Center, Kunigami Village, Okinawa

Did they belong to a hillside bashofu weaver and spinner?

Bashofu Spinning Wheel – Yanbaru Nature Center, Kunigami Village, Okinawa

Like the tools that belong to my Izumi family?

My Great-Aunt’s Bamboo Weaving Reeds

Have they seen Spring days of Ai Zomme (indigo dyeing) and kasuri splashes?

My Great Aunt’s Indigo Stained Weaving Reed

Maybe they’ve even survived the days of war and ashes.  Some of these old weaving tools wove their stories with the grace of a fisherman’s hemp…

My Great Aunt’s Handwoven Silk and Hemp

Perhaps some of the tools wove bashofu amidst a green tea and deep blue kasuri indigo scent…

My Grandmother’s Handweaving…bashofu woven amidst a green tea and indigo scent


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