3. Kakishibu (Astringent Persimmon Brown）
Kakishibu (Astringent Persimmon Brown）
Sober brown of Washi paper tinted with persimmon astringent ingredient.
Decorative sewing thread suitable for sashiko
KAKISHIBUZOME hand sewing thread is hand-dyed with the persimmon fruit's astringent juice.
This thread is treated with a natural varnish that has been used as an antiseptic and water-proof coating in Japan for 1000 years. After being exposed to ultraviolet rays, oxidation, temperature, and humidity, the thread gradually change colours, each one more elegant. Enjoy the natural change of colour with time.
Note on the use of persimmon ingredient-dyed thread
*Even in the same colour number, its shade slightly differs from others depend on the lot, as the dyeing process is being made all by hand. It has a smell peculiar to persimmon tannin.
*To avoid the extreme shade change, refrain from keeping it in direct sunlight.
*If you wash it with a mild alkaline detergent and/or in water which contains a lot of iron, it may turn black.
*In case it was blackened, putting it in water which is diluted by vinegar or reconstituted lemon juice will bring the colour back to some extent.
*Do not use detergent which contains bleach, because it will lose the colours.
*Please pay special attention to handle as the persimmon ingredient dyeing is weak against rubbing and its colour may stain other objects.