Kumoiri Yanagi Shibori Tenugui
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Hand-pleating resist surrounding small pinched and bound-resist shibori to create the image of willow tree leaves.
Kumo Shibori - A slightly moistened cloth is caught on a hook made specifically for this type of shibori. The cloth is then pulled taut by the hook and drawn evenly into folds around it. The shaped cloth is held firmly while thread is bound in even spaces from the base of the unit, where the gathered folds are held, to the top near the hook. The thread is brought back to the starting point at the base by making several turns around the bound cloth. The thread is neither knotted nor cut but is carried to the next unit. / Tesuji Shibori - Resisted stripes created by continuous rows of cloth hand-pleated and bound evenly around a rope. Process illustrations are from the book “Shibori: The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing” by Wada, Rice, and Barton. (c)1983
Pattern - Willow Tree 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.
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