Shishi Ori-nui & Makiage Shibori Tenugui
Shishi Ori-nui & Makiage Shibori Tenugui
Shishi Ori-nui & Makiage Shibori Tenugui
Shishi Ori-nui & Makiage Shibori Tenugui
Shishi Ori-nui & Makiage Shibori Tenugui
Shishi Ori-nui & Makiage Shibori Tenugui
Shishi Ori-nui & Makiage Shibori Tenugui
Arimatsu, Japan

Shishi Ori-nui & Makiage Shibori Tenugui

Regular price $54.00

*SOLD-OUT ITEMS CAN BE PRE-ORDERED FOR DELIVERY IN APPROXIMATELY TWO MONTHS.  

 

Folded-edge stitch-resist, bound-resist, & small capped-resist in lion pattern

Technique: Ori-nui Shibori - Folded-edge stitch resist drawn up tight before dyeing / Makiage Shibori -  Stitching and crisscross binding in the shape of a motif.  Process illustrations are from the book “Shibori: The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing”  by Wada, Rice, and Barton. (c)1983

Pattern: Shishi - Lion, but it can also refer to dogs that have magical properties. Stone shishi carvings are commonly used as architectural elements, flanking entryways or placed under the eaves of  Shinto shrines to ward off evil spirits. Shishi are often depicted in pairs, one with mouth open and the other with mouth shut. The opened mouth relates to Ah, the first sound in the Japanese alphabet; while Un (closed mouth) is the last. These two sounds symbolize beginning and end, birth and death, etc. The lion dance originally came from China where performers in lion costume mimic lion movements to bring good luck and fortune. The dance is traditionally done during New Year celebrations in Japan.

Color: Indigo/White

Approximately 1m x 35cm (39in x 13in)

100% Cotton

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 examples: Utagawa Yoshitora (1862) & Utagawa Toyokuni I (1789-1868) & Katsushika Hokusai (1795-1812)

View the full shibori tenugui collection

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