Shibori tote bag - Bomaki, marbling pattern

Shibori tote bag - Bomaki, marbling pattern


This shibori cotton tote bag has the Bomaki (marbling) pattern.

The bag has been carefully dampened and then scrunched whilst wet to create intricate folded and ridges in the fabric.

The traditional indigo dye meanders through the fabric at different rates and different levels of penetration depending on where it can work its way in. The bag has had 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 bomaki 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 worked 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 on both sides 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.