|KEY WORD : art history / crafts|
design. A decoration used on ceramics. While appearing accidental, this is a method
created by the special wrapping of rice straw wara 藁 around vessels carefully
placed in the firing chamber. The high alkalinity of the rice straw reacts with
the iron in the clay to create a red scorch mark. The term hidasuki derives
from the scarlet cords used to tie up sleeves when working. The technique is most
common in *bizenyaki 備前焼.
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