Many shellfish live in the sea of Okinawa, and people of Okinawa have used it as food, vessels, and magical items for amulets since ancient times.
In the modern era, Takara Guy was exported to China as a material for shell coins, Mussel was used as a material for Raden lacquerware, and Takasegai as a raw material for buttons. I made a gift from the sea into a hand towel pattern.
It is made by hand using the traditional method of casting. Cast dyeing is a pattern dyeing method in which a dye is poured into a fabric that has been dye-proofed with a special glue, and only the pattern part is dyed as needed. Unlike prints, which have a color on only one side, dyeing dyes the thread itself, so the main feature is that there is no front or back side. A craftsman takes time and effort to dye it by hand. That's why the finish is different. There are shades, softness of dyes, and bleeding that cannot be printed. The taste of handwork is different one by one. And please enjoy the softness you get used to.
||36 cm x 90 cm
||100% cotton Tokuoka
||made in Japan