Authors

Alyssa Chin

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Year Completed

2017

Abstract

2017 Pattern Research Project

Alyssa Chin - Asanoha

The Pattern Research Project involves research and analysis of contemporary patterns found in the textiles and wallcoverings of the built interior environment. Patterns use motif, repetition, color, geometry, craft, technology, and space to communicate place, time, and concept. Through this research and analysis, built environments - their designers, occupants, construction, and context - can be better understood.

Alyssa Chin, VCU Interior Design BFA 2020, selected the Asanoha pattern for the 2017 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“Asanoha is a traditional pattern of Japan and its roots span back centuries, making it difficult to pinpoint a specific date or period. Its origins are most likely rooted in rural villages where farmers and peasants in the countryside of Japan would practice sashiko, a simplified sewing method that resembles embroidery, that allowed them to piece together various fabrics to create new clothing, and in turn, creating pattern motifs. “

Geometry

Triangular

Color

White and Dark Blue

Craft

Woven, Plain Weave

Material

Cotton, Linen, Hemp

Function/Use

Clothing

History/Period

Japanese antiquity

Culture

Japanese

Design

Ananoha

Pattern Repeat

Small Scale

Place

Japan

Disciplines

Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts | Interior Architecture

Department

VCUarts, Dept. of Interior Design

Date of Submission

1-4-2019

Rights

© The Author

Pattern Research Project: An Investigation of The Pattern And Printing Process - Asanoha

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