Rectangular Altar Cloth: Organic Hemp Silk Shibori
Tenkozan: Made on the Mountain collection from the Monastery Stitchery and Dye Studio.
Customarily, a beautiful fabric is used to demonstrate reverence and regard to statues, ritual objects, instruments, and sacred texts. Our Tenkozan altar cloths adorn sacred spaces during liturgy and can also preserve the surface of an altar table.
Organic fabric is dyed with natural plant dyes grown & produced at the Monastery Dye Garden & Studio. Shibori is a Japanese technique of tying, sewing, folding & clamping for patterns. Each cloth differ slightly from photo due to hand-production & natural dyes. These items in limited editions, crafted w/ care in the Monastery Stitchery.
Rectangular Organic Hemp Silk with Indigo Shibori design. Altar Cloth is 20.25" x 21.25" and is lined with a backing of organic white linen.
Tenkozan dyes are naturally produced from plants that we grow and process here. They are not chemically stabilized or fixed.
For best results, arrange your altar out of direct sunlight. If necessary, spot clean with a damp cloth. To remove a wax spill, lay brown craft paper (or paper bag) over the wax and iron until the wax soaks into the paper. Move to a fresh area of the paper and iron. Repeat until no more wax is soaking into paper.