Nine Japanese Noren

Nine Japanese Noren

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Regina Yunghans
May 6, 2009
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We stumbled on the traditional Japanese noren the other day when we were gathering Curtain Space Dividers from Apartment Therapy and Beyond. We're now smitten with the flat, two-panel textiles and have gathered a few more for your reference...

FIRST ROW:

1 a beautiful four-paneled noren at Brooklyn textile gallery Sri Threads
2 Cherry Blossom Noren from VivaTerra
3 a mod fabric noren on Whip Up via Curbly
4 an in-depth tutorial on how to make your own at Janome
5 a printed noren by Supercozy

SECOND ROW:

6 a Hello-Kitty-print noren on Ebay
7 Asagao hand-painted noren from Marcopoloni
8 Sakura hand-painted noren, also from Marcopoloni
9 a white-on-white natural fiber stripe from Dharma Crafts

We think norens are a perfect tried-and-true small space solution. Their flat, spare design makes them a streamlined addition to small apartments and their multi-purpose use means they'll work time and again whether your need is for a gauzy window covering, door panel, or room divider.

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