Yoroidan Boushi Shibori Tenugui
Yoroidan Boushi Shibori Tenugui
Yoroidan Boushi Shibori Tenugui
Yoroidan Boushi Shibori Tenugui
Yoroidan Boushi Shibori Tenugui
Yoroidan Boushi Shibori Tenugui

Yoroidan Boushi Shibori Tenugui

Regular price $45.00

**If you are interested in a sold out tenugui, please email staff@yoshikowada.com to request a notification when it will be in stock. Production and delivery of certain tenugui can take up to one  month from Arimatsu, Japan.


Stitched & bound-resist in horizontal band pattern

Technique: Boushi Shibori - Capped motif binding thread resist.  Process illustrations are from the book “Shibori: The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing”  by Wada, Rice, and Barton. (c)1983

Pattern: Yoroidan -  Stripes (literally “great armor”), derived from yoroi or  Ō-yoroi, a type of plated samurai armor from feudal Japan. ' Ō-yoroi were visually recognizable from the horizontally striped pattern created by plated scales laced horizontally over an armor plate. The stripe design and colors of the scales often represented a samurai’s rank and clan.

Color: Indigo/White

Approximately 1m x 35cm (39in x 13in)

100% Cotton

Handmade in Arimatsu, Japan

Tenugui are scarf-size, all-purpose towels made of lightweight cotton, used in Japan for centuries and recently popularized and collected because of their beautiful patterns and graphic designs.

Ukiyo-e example: Kaburagi Kiyokata (1910)

View the full shibori tenugui collection

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Please allow up to five days from the original purchase date for Slow Fiber Studios staff to process orders.

International Customers

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