Mino and Teppo Okkochi Shibori Tenugui
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Diagonal pleat-resist and fire crackers pattern
Technique: Mino Shibori - Thatched Rain Cape / 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. /Okkochi-zome - Dip-dyeing the shibori parts by holding back while resisting the ground from being dyed.
Pattern: Teppo - sparks from an old fashioned gun where twisted rope was lighted to spark combustion in the firearm. The pattern replicates sparks caused by the action of firing a gun.
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 Kunitora (1615-1868)
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