Our bandanas are hand-dyed in our studio at West Palm Beach. We used different techniques like origami shibori, Katagami resists, clay or mud resists, and hand-painted.
"Shibori is a Japanese manual resist dyeing technique, which produces patterns on fabric. There is an infinite number of ways one can bind, stitch, fold, twist, or compress cloth for shibori, and each way results in very different patterns. Each method is used to achieve a certain result, but each method is also used to work in harmony with the type of cloth used".
Origami shibori refers to new ways of folding and tying fabric to create the resists. The various folds make possible a wide variety of geometric patterns, usually striped. The techniques and results are very different from itajime or traditional folding and clamping.
Katazome is a Japanese method of dyeing fabrics using a resist paste applied through a stencil called katagami that are hand-cut from a wasi paper ( rice paper).
These bandanas are not two equal, the pattern of each piece is unique due to the artisan technique to dye with indigo. The fabric could eventually fade after multiple washes. Handmade in the USA. Color may vary depending on the monitor used.
Small imperfections that happen when a product is handmade makes it more valuable. Shibori is a labor-intensive process requiring acute attention to detail and patience.
Material: natural cotton, super absorbent, hemmed on four sides.
Size: 20 x 20 inches approx.