Handmade sashiko tea towel with gentle waves
I’m so happy to share and sell my latest handmade Tea Towel / Place Mat / Handkerchief with You.
The materials are all from Japan, and of premium quality. The fabric and the thread are of 100% cotton.
The pattern of this specific fabric is called 青海波 (Seigaiha) meaning ocean waves. The Seigaiha pattern is a symbol of peace (endless gentle waves), luck and good fortune.
The embroidery technique originates from Japan, and is named Sashiko.
The size of the fabric is 37,5 cm x 34 cm and the thread color is pale pink.
How to use it?
It’s very decorative to use it as a place mat under your tea pot, for example at your next tea party ?.
You can also use as a handkerchief. I got the idea from my stay in Japan, as nearly every Japanese woman carries a handkerchief in their handbag. They use it for example when they visit a restroom and/or a powder room ??✨. Read my blogpost named Why is handkerchief so popular in Japan? to uncover more ideas on how to use it.
What is Sashiko?
Sashiko is a Japanese needling technique that is developed in Japan for a couple a centuries ago. Or as beautifully worded by Keiko & Atsushi Futatsuya:
“Sashiko is a process of mending the fabric to repair, strengthen and warmth the garment, which family member will wear”
Sashiko was originally a job for women to mend men’s garments over the winter. Both women and men worked as farmers during the summer. But in the winter men worked in the forest, and women repaired the fabric. This practice still exits in some parts of Japan. Read more about Sashiko on a previous blog post here.
If you have any questions to the product, I’m delighted to help you.
Thank you for reading my post.