The beautiful tradition of Kasuri weaving from Kurume, Japan. This traditional hand weave textile is made by tying and dying vertical and horizontal lengths of cotton or silk fiber, when woven together create a diffused pattern.
By Moon Jerin
Blythe Metz in conversation with ecoSkin designer and CEO, Sandy Skinner talking about the impact the textile industry has on pollution and the alternatives we have available.
Hair embroidery is a particular technique practiced by lay Buddhist women to create devotional images, where embroiderers used their own hair as threads and applied them on silk to stitch figures. This video on the hair embroideries of Guanyin offers a window on this tradition.
This video short from Haute Culture shows how a traditional Buddhist monk ties his saffron robe.