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-stitched and hand-dyed with plants for color. Indigo and chestnut plants are used to color the fabric. It is made of organic linen with a waterproof lining.
The pattern is created during the dyeing process by pleating and pressing the linen between kuromoji, a traditional wooden implement used for eating sweets during the tea ceremony.
Approximate Size: 2.5" x 4.5"