A Tenugui of Mame Shibori: Bean Pattern

$35.00 USD

mid twentieth century
31" x 12 1/2", 79 cm x 31.5 cm 

This is an indigo dyed cotton tenugui--a traditional, 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 dye.  

Just lovely.  And have a look at this short video here to see how mame shibori is made.

A wonderful, hand dyed cotton length of shibori.