Oshie


Cloth pictures are a form of relief using cloth. Flowers, birds, people, and so forth are sketched on a piece of cardboard; pieces of cotton are attached as appropriate to give make the drawings three dimensional; and the cotton is covered with pieces of colorful cloth.  The final result is then mounted on a piece of wood.

The making of cloth pictures was a common pastime of Edo-period(1603-1867) women and children, and exhibitions were held into the Meij-period(1868-1912). Edogawa Rampo, a writer of mystery stories, mentions a cloth painting exhibition in the Asakusa district of Tokyo.  Today, cloth picture techniques are used to make decorative battledores.







Jays and Dogwood






Sewing Case etc.

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