Chidori Yatara-miura, Ori-nui and Boushi Shibori Tenugui
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Stitch-resist & random miura shibori in plover/ shore bird pattern
Technique: Yatara-miura Shibori - Randomly placed soft outlines of small resist-bound shapes. Small portions of cloth are gathered on a hook specifically shaped for this process and and bound with cotton thread to create a soft outline resist / Ori-nui Shibori - Folded-edge stitch resist drawn tight before dyeing / Boushi Shibori - Sections of the ground are capped and bound by thread to resist dye. Process illustrations are from the book “Shibori: The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing” by Wada, Rice, and Barton. (c)1983
Pattern: Chidori - Plover/shorebird. Chidori are often depicted in flight and in their natural habitat by the ocean braving large waves.
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 Kunisada (1852)
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