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  • Strang, Erna (2020)
    Traditional Japanese dyeing methods are hundreds of years old. Nowadays those traditional techniques are still in use and they are highly appreciated in the Japanese society. One of the Japanese dyeing techniques is Katazome. It is a resist dyeing technique in which the pattern is created with the help of resist paste made of rice. There is very little information about these techniques in Finnish. With this study aim is to deepen the comprehension of Japanese resist dyeing techniques and to analyze the information clearly. There are many different variations of resist dyeing techniques and they all are called Katazome dyeing. What links these Katazome variations together is the use of katagami paper stencil and nori resist paste in the dyeing process. The focus of the study is on these five Japanese resist dyeing techniques: Edo Komon, Nagaita Chūgata, Katazome Chūsen, Katagami Nassen and Bingata. In this study every dyeing technique is researched for their history, use of the textiles and the features that separates these techniques from each other. The aim of this study is to compare these dyeing techniques with the information found and look for those uniting factors that connects the techniques and for those individualizing factors that makes them unique. The research method in this study is a descriptive literature review with a combination of narrative and integrative approach. In the study the material is collected from literature sources (5), articles (6) and internet-pages (8), that are used to examine how the different techniques work and which concepts the dyeing techniques involves. With the help of the visualization the aim was to build a clear overall image in which different Katazome dyeing techniques are shown in the relations to each other from different aspects. Each and every one of the dyeing techniques had their special features which separates them from the others. The main differences were associated with the methods used in dyeing and with the colors used in the techniques. Also placing all the techniques on a timeline and on a map based on their origin, showed that the backgrounds of the techniques vary from each other quite a lot. With the information from this study it is easier to understand the diversity of the Katazome technique and its uniqueness at the same time.