Sri Threads

Sri Threads Sri is a by-appointment textile gallery specializing in antique Japanese folk textiles, highlighting the indigo dyed cotton fabrics and boro--or patched and mended--textiles of old Japan.

We are located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York. If you would like to visit us, please do not hesitate to e mail or call us--we would love to meet you.

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#indigo dyed #tsutsugaki bubbles splashing up from tossing waves and sea foam, a detail from a futon cover section to be...
09/21/2021

#indigo dyed #tsutsugaki bubbles splashing up from tossing waves and sea foam, a detail from a futon cover section to be offered tomorrow at
[email protected]
www.srithreads.com

#indigo dyed #tsutsugaki bubbles splashing up from tossing waves and sea foam, a detail from a futon cover section to be offered tomorrow at
[email protected]
www.srithreads.com

A h**p or ramie #indigo dyed #kasuri kimono repurposed, patched and transformed into a futon cover. To be offered this W...
09/20/2021

A h**p or ramie #indigo dyed #kasuri kimono repurposed, patched and transformed into a futon cover. To be offered this Wednesday [email protected]
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A h**p or ramie #indigo dyed #kasuri kimono repurposed, patched and transformed into a futon cover. To be offered this Wednesday [email protected]
www.srithreads.com
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A lone mending patch on the back of a piece of hand spun, hand woven #indigo dyed #shibori cotton from northeastern Japa...
09/19/2021

A lone mending patch on the back of a piece of hand spun, hand woven #indigo dyed #shibori cotton from northeastern Japan.

A lone mending patch on the back of a piece of hand spun, hand woven #indigo dyed #shibori cotton from northeastern Japan.

A #sakiori kotatsugake or a rag woven hearth cover. Beautiful colors.
09/18/2021

A #sakiori kotatsugake or a rag woven hearth cover. Beautiful colors.

A #sakiori kotatsugake or a rag woven hearth cover. Beautiful colors.

Light and shadow on a hand carved #itajime board
09/17/2021

Light and shadow on a hand carved #itajime board

Light and shadow on a hand carved #itajime board

A corner at Sri. DM now to plan a visit--and there's a 20% discount on cash purchases!
09/16/2021

A corner at Sri. DM now to plan a visit--and there's a 20% discount on cash purchases!

A corner at Sri. DM now to plan a visit--and there's a 20% discount on cash purchases!

Beautifully unusual "almost-non-colors" provided by an old black lacquered wooden tray and drained-of-color #sakiori The...
09/14/2021

Beautifully unusual "almost-non-colors" provided by an old black lacquered wooden tray and drained-of-color #sakiori
The dullness, variety and low saturation of this palette of color tones can encourage us to appreciate the subtle power of nuance.

Beautifully unusual "almost-non-colors" provided by an old black lacquered wooden tray and drained-of-color #sakiori
The dullness, variety and low saturation of this palette of color tones can encourage us to appreciate the subtle power of nuance.

Detail of an #indigo dyed pieced and layered large, rug-weight kotatsugake or hearth cover made from fragments of #kasur...
09/13/2021

Detail of an #indigo dyed pieced and layered large, rug-weight kotatsugake or hearth cover made from fragments of #kasuri cotton salvaged from old kimono. To be offered this Wednesday at [email protected]
www.srithreads.com

Detail of an #indigo dyed pieced and layered large, rug-weight kotatsugake or hearth cover made from fragments of #kasuri cotton salvaged from old kimono. To be offered this Wednesday at [email protected]
www.srithreads.com

19th century safflower or #benibana #itajime dyed lightweight crepe silk with a mid-19th century lacquered kneading bowl...
09/12/2021

19th century safflower or #benibana #itajime dyed lightweight crepe silk with a mid-19th century lacquered kneading bowl.

19th century safflower or #benibana #itajime dyed lightweight crepe silk with a mid-19th century lacquered kneading bowl.

In my opinion all- #indigo #sakiori is best, as is the case of this work vest, a detail of which is shown here.
09/11/2021

In my opinion all- #indigo #sakiori is best, as is the case of this work vest, a detail of which is shown here.

In my opinion all- #indigo #sakiori is best, as is the case of this work vest, a detail of which is shown here.

A dyer's sample book of patterns, early 20th century.
09/10/2021

A dyer's sample book of patterns, early 20th century.

Small, oval repair on #indigo dyed cotton Kumanozome, a stencil dyed cloth with a distinctive  a moire effect.
09/09/2021

Small, oval repair on #indigo dyed cotton Kumanozome, a stencil dyed cloth with a distinctive a moire effect.

Small, oval repair on #indigo dyed cotton Kumanozome, a stencil dyed cloth with a distinctive a moire effect.

Sri showroom seen through a scrim of boro kaya or mosquito netting.
09/07/2021

Sri showroom seen through a scrim of boro kaya or mosquito netting.

Detail of a boro futon cover whose base cloth is 19th century Edo komon cotton--hand spun yarns, hand woven and #indigo ...
09/06/2021

Detail of a boro futon cover whose base cloth is 19th century Edo komon cotton--hand spun yarns, hand woven and #indigo dyed

Detail of a boro futon cover whose base cloth is 19th century Edo komon cotton--hand spun yarns, hand woven and #indigo dyed

Detail of an #indigo dyed cotton #itajime #shibori diaper with vertically-oriented wide-spaced rows of #sashiko stitchin...
09/05/2021

Detail of an #indigo dyed cotton #itajime #shibori diaper with vertically-oriented wide-spaced rows of #sashiko stitching. Beautifully faded.

Detail of an #indigo dyed cotton #itajime #shibori diaper with vertically-oriented wide-spaced rows of #sashiko stitching. Beautifully faded.

Fancy #sashiko stitching--not only is it impressive to see but when done on layered cloth as it is here it creates a ric...
09/04/2021

Fancy #sashiko stitching--not only is it impressive to see but when done on layered cloth as it is here it creates a richly tactile texture.
(not for sale)

Fancy #sashiko stitching--not only is it impressive to see but when done on layered cloth as it is here it creates a richly tactile texture.
(not for sale)

A tightly coiled, #indigo dyed cotton long #katazome horse lead.
09/03/2021

A tightly coiled, #indigo dyed cotton long #katazome horse lead.

A tightly coiled, #indigo dyed cotton long #katazome horse lead.

Brushed hand spun, hand woven cotton dyed in #indigo and using the #shibori technique. Meiji era.Available at www.srithr...
09/02/2021

Brushed hand spun, hand woven cotton dyed in #indigo and using the #shibori technique. Meiji era.
Available at www.srithreads.com

Brushed hand spun, hand woven cotton dyed in #indigo and using the #shibori technique. Meiji era.
Available at www.srithreads.com

A very good, old #indigo dyed cotton boro futon cover almost entirely stitched with h**p thread, a desirable characterer...
08/31/2021

A very good, old #indigo dyed cotton boro futon cover almost entirely stitched with h**p thread, a desirable charactereristic when assessing quality of old boro textiles.

A very good, old #indigo dyed cotton boro futon cover almost entirely stitched with h**p thread, a desirable charactereristic when assessing quality of old boro textiles.

Diffuse morning light illuminating antique Japanese handcraft, all beautifully made and a treat to see and study.
08/30/2021

Diffuse morning light illuminating antique Japanese handcraft, all beautifully made and a treat to see and study.

Diffuse morning light illuminating antique Japanese handcraft, all beautifully made and a treat to see and study.

Mame #shibori or "bean" shibori, one of my favorites and one that easily charms most.
08/29/2021

Mame #shibori or "bean" shibori, one of my favorites and one that easily charms most.

Mame #shibori or "bean" shibori, one of my favorites and one that easily charms most.

Mid-19th century Japanese stencil dyed cotton cloth meant to imitate Indian trade cloth designed for the Japanese market...
08/28/2021

Mid-19th century Japanese stencil dyed cotton cloth meant to imitate Indian trade cloth designed for the Japanese market.

Mid-19th century Japanese stencil dyed cotton cloth meant to imitate Indian trade cloth designed for the Japanese market.

Friday morning and a newly acquired h**p or ramie futon cover--a re-purposed kimono--shown backlit.
08/27/2021

Friday morning and a newly acquired h**p or ramie futon cover--a re-purposed kimono--shown backlit.

Friday morning and a newly acquired h**p or ramie futon cover--a re-purposed kimono--shown backlit.

Detail of the top panel of a #sakiori kotatsugake that I posted three days ago. In this photo the warp runs horizontally...
08/26/2021

Detail of the top panel of a #sakiori kotatsugake that I posted three days ago. In this photo the warp runs horizontally since that is how this panel is placed within the format of the textile.

Detail of the top panel of a #sakiori kotatsugake that I posted three days ago. In this photo the warp runs horizontally since that is how this panel is placed within the format of the textile.

Detail of the back--or "inside"--of an #indigo dyed cotton boro futon cover. The wild stitching is h**p thread. The pres...
08/24/2021

Detail of the back--or "inside"--of an #indigo dyed cotton boro futon cover. The wild stitching is h**p thread. The presence of h**p thread is a desirable characteristic when judging the relative quality of old boro textiles.

Detail of the back--or "inside"--of an #indigo dyed cotton boro futon cover. The wild stitching is h**p thread. The presence of h**p thread is a desirable characteristic when judging the relative quality of old boro textiles.

A #sakiori or rag woven #kotatsugake which is a heavy, blanket-weight cloth used to cover and trap warmth on a heated ta...
08/23/2021

A #sakiori or rag woven #kotatsugake which is a heavy, blanket-weight cloth used to cover and trap warmth on a heated table. This one has an interesting configuration of panels and a low contrast use of color tone.

A #sakiori or rag woven #kotatsugake which is a heavy, blanket-weight cloth used to cover and trap warmth on a heated table. This one has an interesting configuration of panels and a low contrast use of color tone.

This is the third--and last--of consecutive posts showing amazing hand carved #itajime boards. Please have a look at the...
08/22/2021

This is the third--and last--of consecutive posts showing amazing hand carved #itajime boards. Please have a look at the prior post for a good description of them. This one is also illustrated front and back.

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