The studio moodboard for The Noh Playbook has a palette of soft, chalky pastels infused with deep inks and rusty reds. Discover key elements of Sabina’s research here, and view some of the images which inspired her designs.


This collection references the costumes, masks and plays of ancient Japanese Noh theatre, alongside antique woodblock prints, kimono patterns and tales from folklore. The beautifully intricate hand-carved animal artwork found on inros (small wooden or ivory boxes used as an external ‘pocket’ tucked under an obi) and netsukes (the tiny wooden or ivory bead to stop the inro slipping through) also played a large part.

Below you can find the moodboard and a selection of relevant images.