One of the most fascinating types of impressed decoration is the cord marking on the Jomon pottery of neolithic Japan. The Jomon period continued for several thousand years, ending about 300 B.C., and several distinct styles developed. The name Jomon, meaning "cord-marked," first applied to pottery by a 19th century scholar, became the name for the entire culture.
The large spiral rope is shown at the bottom of image. It can be rolled on soft slabs or on the walls of pots using your palm and fingers.
- Rope marker 6" long
- Rope 5 mm thick