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Tamaki Niime Cotton Shawl - Medium - tortoise general store
Tamaki Niime Cotton Shawl - Medium - tortoise general store
Tamaki Niime Cotton Shawl - Medium - tortoise general store
Tamaki Niime Cotton Shawl - Medium - tortoise general store
Tamaki Niime Cotton Shawl - Medium - tortoise general store
Tamaki Niime Cotton Shawl - Medium - tortoise general store
Tamaki Niime Cotton Shawl - Medium - tortoise general store
Tamaki Niime Cotton Shawl - Medium - tortoise general store
Tamaki Niime Cotton Shawl - Medium - tortoise general store
Tamaki Niime Cotton Shawl - Medium - tortoise general store
Tamaki Niime Cotton Shawl - Medium - tortoise general store
Tamaki Niime Cotton Shawl - Medium - tortoise general store

Tamaki Niime Cotton Shawl - Medium

Regular price $98 Unit price  per 

Description:
Soft to the touch, unisex, 100% organic cotton shawls by Japanese textile designer Tamaki Niime.  Large enough to drape like a cape or tie as a voluminous scarf, you can easily wear these shawls to dress up a casual outfit or as part of your evening wear.  Due to the lightweight material and airy weaving, Niime shawls can be worn in a variety of different weather without it becoming too warm or heavy.  These unique shawls in their mosaic of different colored threads are never exactly alike and are considered to be 'one-of-a-kind' wearable art.  

Measurements:
11' W x 75'' L

History: 

Based in the textile rich region of Hyogo Japan, Niime scarves are woven on large industrial looms in the traditional style of Japanese weaving called 'Banshu-ori'.  This method of weaving was revived by Tamaki Niime back in 2006 after it was effectively made extinct in the mid-80's after being the traditional method of weaving kimonos since the 1700s.  Niime brought back "Banshu-Ori" with her line of scarves, and later, a full line of clothing including dresses, loose tops and voluminous pants. In an effort to become ever more thoughtful about her textiles, Tamaki Niime sought to grow her own materials, including the organic cotton for her scarves, and has a working field next to her looms.  Today her entire process of making each Niime scarf - from the growing of cotton, to the dying of the thread, to the weaving - is all maintained in 1 place.  

Materials:
100% organic cotton

Variation: 
This item is an "Only One" item. This concept means that each scarf in this photo is a one-off item and there's only one of it in existence with these colors and cut. Tamaki Niime chooses different thread colors for every single "Only One" scarf, so each item is totally unique from other scarves woven within their line.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash safe on delicates cycle, but place in a net when washing in machine.  Line dry only.  No iron.

 

Returns must be made within 2 weeks in original, unused condition with all packaging for either 1. Store credit for the full amount or 2. Refund - minus a 20% restocking fee.  Tortoise does not cover the cost of return shipping or the cost of re-shipping an exchange, and the cost of shipping for returns and exchanges is the responsibility of the customer.  

 

Tamaki Niime Cotton Shawl - Medium - tortoise general store
Tamaki Niime Cotton Shawl - Medium - tortoise general store
Tamaki Niime Cotton Shawl - Medium - tortoise general store
Tamaki Niime Cotton Shawl - Medium - tortoise general store
Tamaki Niime Cotton Shawl - Medium - tortoise general store
Tamaki Niime Cotton Shawl - Medium - tortoise general store
Tamaki Niime Cotton Shawl - Medium - tortoise general store
Tamaki Niime Cotton Shawl - Medium - tortoise general store
Tamaki Niime Cotton Shawl - Medium - tortoise general store
Tamaki Niime Cotton Shawl - Medium - tortoise general store