Japanese Plant Dyeing Shoulder Bag Cosmetic



This bag has long handles so that you can carry on your shoulder.  Outer material uses black stitching dye by mainly using indigo.  Stitching at intervals of approx. 1cm interval, and tightening the thread to have some undyed area, which creates vertical pattern when immersed into dyes.  It is difficult to create black colour by using natural materials only, so black dye used to be very precious.

On the other hand, care needs to be taken as colour staining may occur when rubbed against cloth with fairer coloring. Width is as thin as 4cm; however, bottom area has a tuck, so actual width can be approx. 15cm. Overall shape is round. There is magnet closure on the top of the bag, and there are inner pockets at the both side.



[What is plant dyeing?]

Plant dyeing an unique dying technique nurtured by Japanese unique nature and culture over more than a thousand years.  As this technique uses natural colours which can be extracted by natural material, even the same types of plant could create different colour depending on season, which means one cannot be exactly the same with others.

As this technique requires time and effort, this was initially developed to dye clothes of medieval aristocrats.  Also, plant dyeing has a low strength against sunlight, sweat and washing etc.; therefore, it was not suitable for modern mass production technology.  However, plant dyeing has been well loved by those who love unique and natural texture which can only be created by nature. Recently, plant dyeing has been receiving people’s attention for its eco-friendly dyeing method.  Dyes and mordant used for plant dyeing are both material exist in nature.



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