Tatewaku Ori-nui Shibori Tenugui
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Technique: Ori-nui Shibori - Folded-edge stitch resist drawn tight before dyeing. Process illustrations are from the book “Shibori: The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing” by Wada, Rice, and Barton. (c)1983
Pattern: Tatewaku - Vertical, tate 立, undulating lines which bulge and narrow to create an hourglass effect and a seamless repeatable pattern. Tatewaku pattern is often executed diagonally in shibori process as a length of stitching thread between selvedges of a narrow kimono cloth (approximately 38cm to 40cm/14” to 15”) works best for sewing repeatedly.
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: Utagawa Kunikazu (1850-1860s)
View the full shibori tenugui collection
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