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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