Three yards of hand marbled silk ribbon printed with Japanese suminagashi techniques. The monochromatic pattern looks like an ice floe swirling down a dark river. For favors, floral arrangements, garlands, or anything you please. Each wooden spool holds a unique monoprint made by hand in New York.
- available in 2 inches or 4 inches wide
- 3 yards long
- silk habotai, raw edge
Suminagashi is the Japanese art of marbling by floating sumi ink on the surface of water. The floating ink is manipulated into patterns through the use of natural forces such a wind or vibration, drawing, or the introduction of experimental additives. Each image is the imprint of a precise moment in time when the swirling, morphing pattern is transferred to fabric. Because of this, as well as the cultural history informing suminagashi, the abstract images have a strong visual connection to natural phenomena.