Using historical Japanese techniques that are entirely organic and sustainable, these runners of unspun bast fibers are dyed with indigo that have been grown, processed, and woven by a husband wife team in Rowland Rickttets studio. Patterns are created using a stenciled rice-paste resist (katazome).
The ends are hand-hemmed and the selvedges are raw.
Comes in three designs:
- Hoshi, one of Rowland's original runner designs, captures the gathering/dispersing of dots on a ground that is gradated to emphasize their complimentary movement.
- Sazanami features irregular lines on a gradated ground. One end is left un-patterned to show the simple elegance and depth of the range of blues.
- Suzukaze has three repeated gradations of straight lines on an undyed ground. The "r" logo is dyed with black walnut and persimmon.