Kakishibu on silk

Kaki on silk
Originally uploaded by SOFennell

In these early stages of Kakishibu (fermented persimmon juice) application, reminds me of tea dyeing. The soft brownish pink colors do, anyway. It’s definitely slow cloth.

As I understand it, from Chris Conrad’s book, it takes months …up to 6 months to achieve the full coloration. So it takes patience (no, it could take a lifetime, da sou desu). Just seeing the small changes from a very pale to some coloration is rewarding at this point.

It’s like growing a plant, no immediacy (not like indigo). It has its own magic.


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6 Responses to “Kakishibu on silk”

  1. jude Says:

    love this….

  2. neki desu Says:

    doing some of it myself w. the magic of sunshine

  3. neki desu Says:

    hmm! an idea.
    i’m following bryan’s(japanese textile blog) doings in which he cooks his cloth and yarns on his rooftop.

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