These chabu are made of rescued cotton fabric which supposed to go to the landfill. Colors come from natural dyes and leave no harmful trace in the water. Proces of extracting color is slow and pattern intensity is unique and one-off. Only few runners were created with this particular color combination by using iron rust and Dian Hung, Red Tea from Yunnan province in China. Natural dyes are light-sensitive and with the use of cloth will develop another layer of pattern left by tea drops and watermarks. It made with love to Mother Earth, Tea, Human and the process.
This is an artwork of my tea sister from Sweden, Yuliya Maslyn. Yuliya’s decades of experience creating garments for high-end fashion and many years of cultivating herself through Cha Dao 茶道 are naturally expressed in the beautiful things she creates for the tea table (ceremony). Living as sustainably as possible she uses the same philosophy in the creative process using only natural dyes and organic, recycled, rescued, or antique fabrics, minimizing the environmental load of the planet.
One side has more intense colors and patterns, another a bit paler. The photo shows several so you get an idea if the range of patterning. All fabrics have been laundered and dried as normal. They are colorfast but may gently fade with time and exposure to sunlight.
Each chabu is different but all beautiful.
Size 30 x 15 in // 77 x 38 cm.
Yama - Naturally Dyed Chabu
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.
Keeping it limited
Number of chabu was made: 2
Care for teaware is a small online company, so everything is made in incredibly limited runs. That means that any piece you buy here you are not going to see all over the places, only a few other people in the world might own one.