Coaster (8.5 x 8)

1,200 yen ($8.05 USD)

Linen Coaster / 8cm x 8.5cm

den Tajima Kishiko hand-dyes her textiles with kakishibu and a variety of mordants including aluminum, titanium and copper. Dyeing with persimmon tannin (kakishibu)dates back to ancient Japan and the technique produces a range of distinct earthy tones from muted oranges to burnished browns.

This series of small and medium coasters and patchwork mats are were made from cotton and linen.

Kishiko san compares her passion for dyeing to her fondness for the darkroom work she did while studying photography in college and working as a photo assistant. She sees similarities in both processes, creating shadows and tones in her textiles through changes in temperature, light and duration.

*** This item may have streaks, patches and spots that result from the dyeing process.


  • Dimensions: L 8.5cm x W 8cm
  • Weight: 7g
  • Material: Linen
  • Product No: TK-X-9
  • Made in Japan