Authors

Emilie Krysa

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Year Completed

2017

Abstract

2017 Pattern Research Project

Emilie Krysa - Shippo Tsunagi Pattern

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.

Emilie Krysa, VCU Interior Design BFA 2020, selected the Shippo Tsunagi pattern for the 2017 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“[The] Shippo pattern originates from Japan and dates to the Heian period (794-1185 AD)... The pattern is called ‘shippo’ in Japanese, which means ‘cloisonne,’ which is an ancient form of enameling… The pattern was traditionally embroidered on by hand or it was hand dyed/painted in a very long and tedious process by professionals. ‘Shashiko,’ which is a basic running stitch, is one style of embroidery that Shippo is often depicted. Today Shippo can be applied to nearly every surface imaginable through digital printing.”

Geometry

Circles

Color

Dark Blue, Light Blue, White

Craft

Embroidered

Material

Silk

Function/Use

Clothing

History/Period

Heian period (794 AD -1185),

Culture

Japanese

Place

Japan

Disciplines

Art and Design | Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts

Department

VCUarts, Dept. of Interior Design

Date of Submission

1-1-2019

Rights

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

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