Ann Arbor: The Legacy Press, 2013,
First Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 412 pp. The Legacy Press, New. Item #30838
490 images in-text, full color. Susan J. Byrd presents a comprehensive description of shifu—a Japanese textile woven from thread made with paper. This is complemented by an historical overview of the many uses of shifu through past centuries. Also included is detailed information about making the paper and thread from the sheet, spinning and weaving, as well as dyeing the thread and the finished textile with natural dyes. Appendices include artistic works created by internationally renowned artists, resources (suppliers, museums, and craftspeople/artists), and an extensive glossary in Japanese and English.
Very fine, without flaw. Each copy has a sample of washi and of shifu created by the author.