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Plain-weave cotton, resist-dyed and painted with dyes and pigments (tsutsugaki) | 170.2 x 148cm | Mid-19th century

Unknown Artist

Tsutsugaki, or “tube drawing,” is a freehand method of resist dyeing. For this technique, the artist first draws directly onto the cotton fabric by squeezing rice paste from a tube (tsutsu), similar to a pastry bag, and then dips the textile into ind...
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