Nui-Midori Tatsumaki Shibori Tenugui
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Stitch-resist in midori shibori pattern
Technique: Nui-Midori Tatsumaki Shibori: A special technique recently created by an Arimatsu artisan, which combines both nui shibori and tatsumaki process to create tesuji midori shibori that is difficult to achieve. Originally tesuji shibori (hand pleating with or without a rope core) was used to create midori shibori; here, however, parallel running stitches applied weft-wise in certain placement produce puckers so that a dark-colored leaf pattern appears after a tatsumaki resist (binding resist over a long suji shibori-shaped cloth). Process illustrations are from the book “Shibori: The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing” by Wada, Rice, and Barton. (c)1983 & "Traditional Japanese Shibori Techniques" by Asako Sakakibara. © 2012 [OUT OF PRINT]
Pattern: Midori - Willow Leaf, literally green.
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: Ohara Koson (1930s)
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