Shippo Hishaki-nui Shibori Tenugui
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Running stitch-resist in interlocking circles pattern
Technique: Hishaki-nui - Lines of running stitches usually on one layer of fabric. This process can also be done parallel to a fold to produce a symmetrical pattern. Process photos are from the book "Traditional Japanese Shibori Techniques" by Asako Sakakibara. © 2012, which unfortunately is out of print.
Pattern: Shippo - a pattern that references the seven treasures of Buddhism: gold, silver, lapis lazuli, agate, seashell, amber, and coral. It is a seamless repeatable pattern.
Approximately 1m x 35cm (39in x 13in)
Handmade in Arimatsu, Japan
Tenugui are scarf-size, all-purpose towels made of lightweight cotton, used in Japan for centuries and recently popularized and collected because of their beautiful patterns and graphic designs.
Ukiyo-e example: Yashima Gakutei (1890s)
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