Yoroidan Tesuji and Tsukidashi Shibori Tenugui
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Pleated-resist & small knotted-resist over a pin in horizontal bands
Technique: Tesuji Shibori - Resisted stripes created by continuous rows, hand-pleated and bound evenly around a rope / Tsukidashi Shibori - Small circle-knotted resist, created by wrapping thread and tying a kamosage (half-hitch) knot over a blunt needle. Process illustrations are from the book “Shibori: The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing” by Wada, Rice, and Barton. (c)1983
Pattern: Yoroidan - Stripes (literally “great armor”), derived from yoroi or Ō-yoroi, a type of plated samurai armor from feudal Japan. ' Ō-yoroi were visually recognizable from the horizontally striped pattern created by plated scales laced horizontally over an armor plate. The stripe design and colors of the scales often represented a samurai’s rank and clan.
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: Yoshitoshi (Pre-1892)
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