Kornblum, Julie
October 2002
Surface Design Journal;Fall2002, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p12
Trade Publication
The article features the works of Betsy Sterling Benjamin, an international artist specializing in Japanese textiles. and details how she created these rozome robes. Her kesa, Buddhist prayer cloths, are usually wearing for the ceremonies of healing, peace, and quiet meditation. Kesa begins with Buddha's instructions to his disciple to make sacred robes in the pattern of the rice field, all locked together and supporting each other. Benjamin used primarily wax-resist to create the images on silk. The rozome images are embellished with gold powder, machine embroidery, and appliqué.


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