Hemp Cotton Mugwort Dye Tenugui


Botanical dye tenugui dyed with surplus tea leaves harvested at my family's tea farm. Botanical dye is a plant dyeing process that uses as few chemical materials as possible by upcycling familiar plants.
An evergreen tree of the camellia family, it grows in warm, well-watered areas. It is a perennial crop, and tea extracted from its leaves is popular throughout the world. During the Heian era, it was valued as a medicine for cuts, grazes, rashes, colds, heat rash, and constipation. It is also planted as a hedge because of its resistance to wind and dust. In autumn, small five-petaled flowers bloom. Surplus tea leaves grown in the Mikawa area for private use are effectively used as a dye.
The woven with hemp comprising 50% of the weft and organic cotton comprising 50% of the warp. Hemp has excellent antibacterial and deodorizing properties and can be grown without relying on finite resources like pesticides and fossil fuels. Hemp fibers are also four times more durable than cotton fibers. The fabric is woven using a shuttle loom from the Meiji era, resulting in a beautiful, durable, and flexible surface. Mugwort Yellow.

- Size: 360 x 960 mm
- Made in Japan
- Dyes: Mugwort
- Hemp 50% / Cotton 50%
- ≤ 60g
- 1% for the Planet