Techniques of Japanese Kogin — Ethnic Textile Art by Phyllis Maurer


Kogin is a uniquely Japanese needlework technique that was born of a practical desire for warmth and the need to strengthen a fabric used in everyday life. Kogin is recognized by its characteristic geometric designs, which are embroidered with thick threads on a base fabric. The origins of this technique can be traced to the peasants in the Tsugaru Peninsula at the northwestern tip of Honshu – Japan’s main island – in the 1600’s.

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Phyllis Maurer