Kasuri Lotus Tea Coaster
These lotus-shaped tea coasters, handwoven by artist Hiromi Kasukabe, are made from antique Kasuri cloth.
Kasuri is a complex dyeing technique that became popular in the Edo period. After carefully considering the patterns that they wanted to achieve, Kasuri makers dyed their thread in advance, creating a pattern directly onto the thread. They then wove the thread, revealing the pattern that was dyed into them. This technique was so labor intensive that it fell out of favor, and is now difficult to find.
Hiromi has repurposed this cloth to make these beautiful one-of-a-kind coasters.
These works are curated by Tenohira Boutique