Kimono and Sari Pillow
Katie Leede & Company’s Kimono/Cayenne on face with turquoise linen on back/flange trim and vintage sari border details.
17″ x 26″ with 10/90 down feather fill
Kimono was inspired by a roll of vintage indigo-dyed Kimono cloth Katie discovered while poking about a dusty antique shop in Kyoto. The original design used a resist dye technique called Katazome in which a paste of rice flour and bran is applied to cloth through cut paper stencil before the cloth is then dipped into a vat of dye. When formalizing this pattern into a larger repeat, Katie deliberately chose not to overcorrect the wobbly lines that show the original artist’s hand at work. It is “the human touch” that gives this otherwise straightforward design soul and added interest.
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