NEWS Mingei Store House is moving in new directions, to new premises from 4 July 2015



New Outlet Altenburg & Co

104 Wallace Street, Braidwood, NSW (02) 4842 2545

New Studio Outlet Mingei Studio

Old Coach House, 17 Coghill Street Braidwood, NSW (02) 4842 1234. By appointment.

Selected work, always available at

Bungendore Woodworks

Malbon Street, Bungendore, NSW (02) 6238 1682

Sturt Craft Centre

Range Road, Mittagong, NSW (02) 4860 2083

Rathdowne Galleries

310 Rathdowne Street, North Carlton VIC (03) 9347 1854

These arrangements will allow us to produce substantial exhibitions. Visit our News & Special Events page for upcoming events.

Mingei Studio

Mary Taguchi’s timeless, much-loved work with Japanese indigo dyed country cottons is now housed in Braidwood NSW, at Mingei Studio. The outlet at Mingei Studio is a charming small space, in an 1860s coach house. Designing/making/completed work is here and visits can be arranged by appointment.

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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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Textiles

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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