For dyed cut-velvet, a design was first painted onto woven but uncut velvet. The threads in some areas of the design were then carefully cut with a sharp blade to form tufted pile, while the background of the fabric was deliberately left uncut as horizontal ridges. The cutting could be cleverly done to enhance the sense of depth in a picture. (Exhibition number 42)
Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 9 November 2012-27 January 2013, Threads of Silk and Gold: Ornamental Textiles from Meiji Japan, Clare Pollard, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2012), no. 42 p. 169, p. 6, illus. p. 169
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