Naniwahonzome (Naniwa book dyeing)

The 400-year-old bleached cotton from Osaka is largely used in the production of tenugui because of it's excellent softness, water absorption, and wash resistance.

It was named "injection dyeing" because of the technique of using a special paper pattern to apply dye resistant glue made from seaweed and then pouring the dye in from the watering can.

The main feature is that the lining is beautifully dyed by folding a piece of cloth on a screen tatami mat and dyeing it twice from the front and back without any deviation.
In addition, although it is a type of stencil dyeing, the soft "bleeding" that appears on the contour is the texture of a skilled craftsman performing more than 10 processes by hand, and each piece is a unique fabric.

Currently, most of the production of injection dyeing is done in Sakai City. In recent years, it has been designated as a national traditional craft and has become a famous dyeing method called "Naniwahonzome".

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