2020 Online exhibition
"Welcoming summer in my place"
From Sunday, June 21, 2020, the day of the summer solstice
In June 2020, on the summer solstice, my atelier in Ako city celebrated its first anniversary. I am grateful for the many people I have met over the past year. I'd really like to meet you all and talk to you while looking at the Ako Dantsu rugs, but I don't expect to see you this year unfortunately. So, I'm going to do an online exhibition here. Enjoy!
In Japan, June is also known as "the month of waiting for the wind". It's time to get your place in order and spend some time in silence, hoping that one day the wind will take you anywhere it wants to take you. It can be a wonderful place for you to spread out on your favorite rug. If you encounter a rug like that, please welcome it into your life.
−About Ako Dantsu−
Ako is a small town on the Setouchi Sea coast in Japan. The word "Dantsu" means hand-woven carpet. The rugs introduced here are antiques made from the end of the Meiji era (late 19th) to the beginning of the Showa era (mid 20th).
Once upon a time, the large factories stood in Ako Misaki, where weavers sang the labor songs and worked hard. I cared for each piece while thinking about the landscape 100 years ago. These rugs are made entirely of cotton.
They are also characterized by the skill of scissors to clarify the patterns and a wide variety of designs influenced by patterns from around the world. Enjoy the unique development of Ako Dantsu rugs at the end of the Silk Road.
Reference: Ako Dantsu Rugs by Art Reserch Center, Ritsumeikan University
−About our products−
Our antique rugs are approximately 100 years old and have been used for many years. We repair damage, rinse them in water, remove stains, and maintain them with scissors to ensure that they can be used comfortably. There are restoration marks, some stains, uneven colors and fading. Please be understanding of old items. If you have any concerns about the condition, please feel free to contact us before purchasing.
All materials are cotton. Unlike wool, which is a common carpet material, it does not repel water and will absorb it. We do not recommend using this product in places where water is handled.
Colors of rugs with natural dyes will change slightly when exposed to UV light. The colors of natural dyes may fade in direct sunlight.
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