Posted 8 years ago
Many years ago I lived in Tokyo, Japan. What a wonderful place to live!! There were so many things I enjoyed and appreciated. Of course, pottery is always a favorite but I fell in love with Japanese handkerchiefs and I have never been able to find anything to compare with them since I came home.
They have entire stores filled to the ceiling with nothing but handkerchiefs. Huge, soft, and amazing. I gave most of the hankies I bought in Japan as gifts when I returned. Then I started ordering them and made a quilt out of those. Now I have a few more and I think I'll just appreciate them.
This is an example of a new acquisition: It is a Shibori Dye Red Flower Motif Handkerchief. The tag 'Shibori' = Shiborizome - a Japanese term for several methods of dyeing cloth with a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing it, or capping. Some of these methods are known in the West as tie-dye. The size of this handkerchief is about 44cm. It has a seal tag attached and is 100% cotton.
Thanks for looking. I have a few more to show.