Japanese Hikihaku Weaving (9-minute video)

by Steve Beimel Crafts Steve Beimel

The Victoria and Albert Museum introduces one of the world’s greatest
textile treasures, Japanese Hikihaku,
an age-old weaving process that combines silk, handmade paper, gold leaf
and such things as lapis lazuli or mother-of-pearl.
Follow the process from concept to completion as overseen by 10th
generation textile producer Kondaya Genbei, in Kyoto.


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