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Clay Dyed Ribbon

Clay Dyed Ribbon

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This work is inspired by Japanese traditional dyeing technique called Dorozome which is a type of mud dyeing technique that originated from Southern Japan island Amami Oshima. 

I was stunned by the idea that soil and clay could color fabric so I asked potter Petr Novak for clay for dyeing and he gave me iron-rich clay, which he uses to make kettles.

And of course, this natural clay and low-impact dyes are combined with environmentally friendly fibers such as linen and cotton to create sustainable and colorful chabu.

One side has more intense colors and patterns, another a bit paler. The photo shows several so you get an idea of the range of patterning. They are colorfast but may gently fade with time and exposure to sunlight. Each chabu is different and all beautiful.

Size 57 x 4.3 in // 145 x 11 cm.


Care instructions: To keep the memories of your tea sessions and appreciate the aging of your chabu, avoid washing it. But if you must, hand wash it in lukewarm water with a gentle soap and flat dry. Iron on medium heat with steam.

Pro tip: Iron your chabu before the tea ceremony to eliminate wrinkles and folds, and make your tea space look impeccable.

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