Ume-no-Hana Makiage Shibori Tenugui
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Stitched and bound-resist in plum blossom pattern
Technique: Makiage Shibori - Stitching and crisscross binding in the shape of a motif. For this particular tenugui, makiage shibori is performed twice, first to dye the flowers pink (with a white outline marking the stitch resist), and secondly to resist the pink flower with makiage shibori technique and dye the ground in indigo.
Pattern: Ume-no-Hana - Plum blossom, it is a symbol of raw life force, as it perseveres even in the face of bitter cold and is the first tree to bear flowers when spring approaches.
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 Kuniyoshi (1847-1852) / Kasamatsu Shiro (1970)
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