辻が花 Tsujigahana


Tsujigahana was once known as a mystery dyeing technique. Enjoying its prime during the Azuchi-Momoyama period (1573- 1598), the technique disappeared after only about 100 years before being revived after the Second World War by dedicated master dyers. The contour lines of a design drawn on white cloth are sewn and bound with thread and the fabric is dipped in liquid dye, with this shibori process redone for each color to bring out the design. Contemporary Tsujigahana is distinguished by the softness of its contour lines, its vivid sumigaki inked accents, and the three-dimensional texture left by its shibori.

辻が花は、奈良時代から伝統的に続く染色技法です。絞り染めにより色彩を染め分けることで「絵模様」を表現します。約100年もの間親しまれていた技法ですが、友禅の普及とともに消え、再び第二次世界大戦に復活しました。