Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique that typically involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it, then dyeing it in indigo. Whatever is used to bind the fabric will resist the dye, resulting in areas of the cloth that take the distinctive blue dye in patterns created by the resistance, and other areas of the cloth that remain white.
This chabu was made by local Siberian artist group Wind in the Pines.
Size 86 x 25 cm, cotton.
Side A and B as on a photos, back side have the same pattern but also have seams.
Tea cloths or tea runners are called chabu. When you choose a chabu it will quite literally lay the foundation for your tea ceremony as upon it all other elements will find their place. It will often be one of the first elements we look to. It will play a huge role in determining whether your chaxi will be rustic or elegant, simple or refined.
A chabu/runner is the foundation of your tea stage. Please be sure to iron it before using for the best results. Old school I know, but necessary.
Hand wash only.