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Sanuki Norizome

April 27, 2017

In Sanuki Norizome (paste-resist dyeing method), sticky rice paste is used for masking fabric in its process. By masking with the paste, the colors do not mix and each color comes out clearly on the design.
There are two main dyeing methods, “Tsutsugaki” (Hand-drawing) and “Kata zome” (Stencil dyeing) in Sanuki Norizome.
In “Tsutsu gaki” (Hand-drawing), the glue made from sticky rice paste is filled into a cone-shape tube which is made from processed Japanese paper with persimmon tannin coating. Then the glue is squeezed out of the tube and carefully put on the outline of the design. Dynamic hand-drawn lines create a unique warmness and richness.

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Sanuki Norizome

Translation by: Naoko Yamashita

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