is to stick a thin clay rope on the pot. The
other is to build up the side of the pot
into ridges with fingers or a pallet-like
Another version of straw-rope pattern
for this pattern is a stick with a twisted
rope wound around it. Roll and
press the stick on soft clay.
are made with shell or split bamboo or fingernail.
or depressions made with a piece of wood,
bamboo, or shell.
at the bottom part of the left-hand pot,
this is a decoration with grooves or ridges.
are made by sticking clay ropes or drawing
lines with a pallet-like tool, and they are
filled with straw-rope shaped patterns or
Shell shaped pattern
and snails were used. Jomon people
rolled those shells on clay or made holes
or drew lines with them.
one on the right side is a tool for this
pattern. The tool is as thin as a pencil,
and a pattern is curved on it. Roll
and press the tool on soft clay, and then
we can have the pattern.
One way to
make this pattern is to stick a clay rope
on the side of a pot in a scroll. The
other is to draw a scroll with a pointed
on the first page of this site, this prehistoric
period was named Jomon bacause "jomon"(straw-rope
shaped pattern) is typically seen on many
pots excavated from strata of this period.
There are various
jomon patterns found, but the left one is
most popularly seen and is called "ujo
jomon"(feather-like pattern). This
pattern is made by rolling a thin-twisted
rope on the side of a pot while the clay
is still soft.