This is a surprisingly modern and abstract pattern for a traditional kimono cloth. But the mix of blue and grey, squares and stripes has a minimal but soft feeling to it, perfectly suited to modern interiors.These can be used as pendant shades or on your table or standard lamp. The kasuri technique has a characteristic brushed or blurred effect, which works wonderfully with geometric and abstract patterns and softens the light from your lamp.
The Sakata workshop is always bustling with activity. The Sakatas are constantly trying new ideas and patterns, whether it is opening a boutique in New York or collaborating with designers.
They are a big supplier of clothing, but are happy for us to explore their storeroom for any patterns we can find. They are a great combination of producer and entrepreneur - and are always fun to deal with.