Hand-Made Chakin Ire Naturally Dyed with Plants
Chakin Ire 茶巾入れ are used in the Japanese tea ceremony. They are little cases to hold a moist toilette that can be used to gently wipe the tea bowl after drinking out of it.
This piece is one of a kind, hand-dyed with plants for color. Indigo and tea plants are used to color the fabric. It is made of organic linen with a cotton lining dyed with kakishibu or persimmon dye, which is naturally water resistant and antibacterial.
The pattern is created by binding, pleating and pressing the linen during the dyeing process.
Approximate Size: 2.5" x 4.5"