Shibori tote bag - Ninbasu, nimbus pattern

Shibori tote bag - Ninbasu, nimbus pattern


This shibori cotton tote bag has the Ninbasu (nimbus) pattern.

The bag has been stitched using a unique combination of traditional Japanese stitches in a circular pattern that is reminiscent of a nimbus, slightly ghostly.

The stitches have been tightly pulled up and the whole bag dyed in traditional indigo for a total of 4 dips, each of which builds up a layer of colour.

Shibori (which is derived from the Japanese verb ‘shiboru’ meaning to squeeze or to wring) has been practiced in Japan for over 400 years and comprises many hundreds of stitched, bound, clamped and pole-dyed techniques of which stitching is just one.

This long-handled cotton bag is perfect for the beach or to take to the shops. The filled bag on the chair contained a jumper, two books, a small white baguette and a bunch of daffodils!

Every bag is stitched and dyed by hand so no two are ever exactly the same and colour may vary slightly too. You will receive a similar tote bag to the one featured in this listing.

Please note: Pattern is only on one side of the bag. Props not included.

If this isn’t your thing check out my other shibori tote bags. New styles added all the time..


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100% Cotton
Dimensions : width 38cm x Depth 38cm. Strap length 30cm to shoulder.
Indigo dyed
Cool machine wash
All items have been pre-washed and are colour-fast. However, if you are concerned then wash in with your jeans or black or blue items.

Indigo is a natural dye and so items will fade over time, especially if exposed to sunlight for long periods.