Every so often one can sit back and examine the details in the textiles used in the the clothing and drapery that cover (well most of us) and protect us. But for others, the bare assembly of the fibers used in making those textiles is what really feeds and progresses fashion. PingMag Japan examines the very fiber of it all with their latest, “Natural Textiles From Forest and Field.” “Grasses, roots, flowers, and barks, all taken from the wilds of her own backyard are what make up Tsuru Watanabe’s dyes. Tsuru has been dyeing and weaving textiles for over forty years, and her trade has taken her on travels all over the world. With a philosophy based on the Folk Art Movement, she makes her all-natural textiles without any chemicals.”

Read the full essay with some beautiful photography at PingMag.

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