• Mingei Store House

  • Indigo dyeing

    Indigo dyeing

  • Soetsu Yanagi

    Soetsu Yanagi

  • Mary Taguchi, Mingei Studio

    Mary Taguchi, Mingei Studio

  • Stencilled Indigo

    Stencilled Indigo

  • Clothing


  • Kasuri


Mingei Store House

Mary Taguchi’s timeless, much-loved work with Japanese indigo dyed cottons is now housed in Mingei Store House, Village Square, Bungendore, NSW, 30 minutes from Canberra.

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Mingei Story

Mingei, the crafts movement of the 1920s in Japan, acknowledges the unconscious arts of anonymous craftsmen; simple, beautiful, functional wares for everyday use, made from clay, cotton, bast fibres, wood, metal and bamboo.

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Store House Catalogue

Shirts, jackets, bags, hats, cushions and tableware, off cuts and fabrics by the metre are for sale. As well as beautifully simple ceramics by Sandy Lockwood.

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It is indigo dye that makes the beautiful blues of the rustic country cotton textiles of Japan. Working with dyers and weavers of families who have spent a lifetime in this work, Mary Taguchi has researched and collected patterns from the past.

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Mary Taguchi

Together with a long academic involvement in Japanese language teaching methodology, Mary Taguchi has simultaneously had much involvement in the history and function of Japanese indigo-dyed cotton textiles.

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