Understanding the Ancient Japanese Art of Creating Marbled Patterns on Paper

The Islandifera column looks beyond our shores to discover the many fascinating (and often familiar) facets of life on islands far from our own.

(via) The ancient Japanese art of Suminagashi creates amazing marbled patterns on paper. In this short video from Apartment Therapy, Linh My Truong of New York City’s Textile Arts Center shows how the craft is done using a variety of tools that include a cat’s whisker.

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