Koi Makiage, Ori-nui, and Mokume Shibori Tenugui
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Technique: Makiage Shibori - Stitching and crisscross binding in the shape of a motif / Ori-nui Shibori - Folded-edge stitch resist drawn tight before dyeing / Mokume Shibori - Parallel running stitches along the weft are gathered and scrunched to produce a resist that makes a wood-grain pattern. Process illustrations are from the book “Shibori: The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing” by Wada, Rice, and Barton. (c)1983
Pattern: Koi - Carp, a type of fish that, in Japan, symbolizes good fortune or luck. It is also associated with perseverance amidst adversity, strength of purpose, and abundance. In Buddhism it symbolizes courage. Koi-nobori, koi-shaped windsocks made of painted and dyed cloth or paper, are hung outside homes in Japan in recognition of the national holiday of “Tango no Sekku” or “Kodomo no Hi” (Children’s Day) on May 5, celebrating health and happiness for boys..
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 Hiroshige (1857)
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