A Mame or Bean Shibori Tenugui: Contemporary
34" x 13", 86.5 cm x 33 cm
This is an indigo dyed cotton tenugui--a traditional, long, unfinished towel--which has been shibori dyed in the absolutely charming pattern called mame, or bean, shibori, for obvious reasons.
Mame shibori is created by hand using a kind of "primitive" folding and dyeing mechanism, the result being this length of white cotton that is studded by even rows of small bean-sized stains of indigo dyed.
**And have a look at this short video here to see how mame shibori is made.