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Entries in yuzen (1)

Tuesday
Mar032009

yuzen 友禅染 ゆうぜん

yuzen dying is a traditional method of dyeing fine silk kimono fabric. with a history of several centuries, yuzen is a complex process that includes hand painting and paste resist dyeing, and can also include stencils and shibori.

the comprehensive traditional crafts of japan website has a section on kyoto yuzen dyeing that shows the process.

i haven't tried it personally, but my friend and her mom enjoyed the workshop at marumasu nishimuraya yuzen kobo (まるますにしむらやゆぜんこうぼう).

http://www.kyo-komachi.com/koubou/english.html