Kakishibu Linen Pouch

2,600 yen ($19.27 USD)

Kakishibu Linen Pouch / 12.5cm x 26cm

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.

The linen pouch can be used for carry small objects or laid flat for use as a small tea mat.

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 26cm x W 12.5cm
  • Weight: 26g
  • Material: Linen
  • Product No: TK-66-8
  • Made in Japan