The Roots of Pattern

A bilingual book with illustrations looking at the meaning of 78 patterns in Japan

£29 per item

This bilingual book by Nose Natsuko and Chikai Hiromi is a companion guide for the discovery of the meaning behind patterns found on Japanese craft pieces and fabric. It is a dictionary for common decorative motifs which have been enjoyed and embraced in Japan for centuries. The Roots of Pattern gives easily digestible, concise descriptions of the meaning, origin and significance of each of the patterns featured inside. It is an ideal read for those who are deeply interested in pattern, those who are looking for meaningful inspiration for their own designs, and even those who just like to spend their time looking at beautiful things.

Nose Natsuko is a freelance writer who authored and co-authored a number of publications on the themes of travel and the Way of Tea.
Chikai Hiromi is a freelance illustrator whose works have been exhibited on numerous occasions at various galleries in Japan.

Size: L21 cm x W14.7 cm
192 pages

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