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kenema : Tenugui 手ぬぐい 53605 Ise-Moyou 伊勢模様 夜明けの輝き -Made in Japan


  • $16.20

Brilliant light at dawn

Ise-Moyou series are based on a traditional Ise katagami*(paper stencils), drawn by artisans in Ise Japan.

*Ise Katagami is a multi-layer washi paper stencils,and they had been used for dyeing textiles like kimonos. Ise Katagami flourished in the Edo era alongside with kimono.

Size: approx. 36cm × 90cm (14.2" × 35.4inch)

Material: 100% cotton

About kenema

The most distinctive feature of kenema’s tenugui is that they are dyed using the chusen technique. Chusen is a particular kind of stencil-based dyeing. With chusen, a starch paste is first applied, then dye is poured onto both sides of the layers of fabric (which have been piled one on top of the other), creating a dyed pattern. The tenugui fabric is dyed on both sides, which gives it a particular three-dimensional quality that cannot be enjoyed with any other printing technique.

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