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Kantha Embroidery Motifs and Techniques Embroidery Mari Mochizuki - Japanese Craft Book

¥6,500

Release date: ‎ 2021/10/8
Language ‏ : ‎ Japanese
Book: ‎ 192 pages

 

 

Works by Mari Mochizuki, a 95-year-old Kantha embroidery artist and valuable vintage collections from India.

Kantha embroidery is a beautiful form of embroidery from the Bengal region of India.
The author, Mari Mochizuki, is the foremost person who popularized Kantha embroidery in Japan.
Even at the age of 95, he continues to create art, and many people come from far away to attend the classes he holds at his home.

She studied Western embroidery for a long time when she was young, and was shocked by Kantha embroidery that she encountered while traveling in India, and it was only after she turned 50 that she began learning the technique on her own.
There are no textbooks or anyone to teach Kantha, the life embroidery that a Bengali woman stitches for her family, stitch by stitch.
She has traveled to India many times, collecting old embroidered fabrics there, conducting research on them, and honing her unique techniques.
Her interest is growing not only in her author's work, but also in her way of life and production style, as well as in her handicraft called Kantha embroidery, which elevates the beauty of daily life to art.

This book is the long-awaited first collection of works by fans.
She has included the actual size of the pattern and some of the back side as well, making it a useful reference for those learning embroidery.
It also features a collection of valuable vintage embroidered fabrics collected locally by the author.
It also includes the symbolic meanings of traditional Kantha patterns and basic techniques for those who want to start Kantha embroidery.
Containing reading materials such as an interview with the author, daily atelier scenes, and photos of collections from past travels, this book can be enjoyed not only by fans of Mari Mochizuki, but also by all handicraft enthusiasts.

■Table of contents
CHAPTER1 Mari Mochizuki's Kanta works
Sun-crested happi coat/Vietnam travelogue/Spring in Nakoso/Mountain village in China/Elephants are the kings of the forest/Memories of four generations of parents and children/Togenkyo/Garden leaves/Enjoyable Earth/Boating/Shakyamuni's teachings/Taro leaves/ Camellia/coffee dyed throw/tea mat, tea pot, or pot pad

CHAPTER2 Life with thread and cloth
Interview/Learn and play with Asian embroidery/Workplace, interior/Asian folk costume collection/HOW TO WORK First Kantha/Let's try embroidering a leaf motif/Pattern samples

CHAPTER3 Old Kanta Collection
About Kanta/Kanta's traditional motifs/Mari Mochizuki Profile

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Kantha Embroidery Motifs and Techniques Embroidery Mari Mochizuki - Japanese Craft Book

¥6,500

Release date: ‎ 2021/10/8
Language ‏ : ‎ Japanese
Book: ‎ 192 pages

 

 

Works by Mari Mochizuki, a 95-year-old Kantha embroidery artist and valuable vintage collections from India.

Kantha embroidery is a beautiful form of embroidery from the Bengal region of India.
The author, Mari Mochizuki, is the foremost person who popularized Kantha embroidery in Japan.
Even at the age of 95, he continues to create art, and many people come from far away to attend the classes he holds at his home.

She studied Western embroidery for a long time when she was young, and was shocked by Kantha embroidery that she encountered while traveling in India, and it was only after she turned 50 that she began learning the technique on her own.
There are no textbooks or anyone to teach Kantha, the life embroidery that a Bengali woman stitches for her family, stitch by stitch.
She has traveled to India many times, collecting old embroidered fabrics there, conducting research on them, and honing her unique techniques.
Her interest is growing not only in her author's work, but also in her way of life and production style, as well as in her handicraft called Kantha embroidery, which elevates the beauty of daily life to art.

This book is the long-awaited first collection of works by fans.
She has included the actual size of the pattern and some of the back side as well, making it a useful reference for those learning embroidery.
It also features a collection of valuable vintage embroidered fabrics collected locally by the author.
It also includes the symbolic meanings of traditional Kantha patterns and basic techniques for those who want to start Kantha embroidery.
Containing reading materials such as an interview with the author, daily atelier scenes, and photos of collections from past travels, this book can be enjoyed not only by fans of Mari Mochizuki, but also by all handicraft enthusiasts.

■Table of contents
CHAPTER1 Mari Mochizuki's Kanta works
Sun-crested happi coat/Vietnam travelogue/Spring in Nakoso/Mountain village in China/Elephants are the kings of the forest/Memories of four generations of parents and children/Togenkyo/Garden leaves/Enjoyable Earth/Boating/Shakyamuni's teachings/Taro leaves/ Camellia/coffee dyed throw/tea mat, tea pot, or pot pad

CHAPTER2 Life with thread and cloth
Interview/Learn and play with Asian embroidery/Workplace, interior/Asian folk costume collection/HOW TO WORK First Kantha/Let's try embroidering a leaf motif/Pattern samples

CHAPTER3 Old Kanta Collection
About Kanta/Kanta's traditional motifs/Mari Mochizuki Profile

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