Richu tailoring selftied bow tie – Japanese silk abstract kanoko shibori pattern – black silk blended linen back


The Shibusa bow tie collection expresses the desire to reinterpret fabrics full of history and tradition by means of limited edition accessories to a single copy.

Precious craft knowledge gives life to creative visions of unique and exclusive accessories where precious Japanese silks made from kimonos of the fifties and sixties intertwine with the colorful and bright nuances of Biellese fabrics, symbol of the excellence of Made in Italy.

Shibusa bow ties are made in duobleface mode to create different emotions even on the same occasion without having to resort to two different products.

Available in two hybrid selftied / selftied variants.

Selftied – The classic bow tie to be tied, usable exclusively by twisting and re-knotting the bow. The strap is equipped with two sliding loops to facilitate the most precise adjustment of the neck circumference.
The ideal product for true lovers of knot ritual.

Selftied hybrid – Bow tie to tie with openable hooks. A valid alternative for those who want the excitement of a bow tie to be tied without the thought of being caught unprepared.
The product is sent already knotted and easily usable as a bow tie pretied, but if necessary usable as a selftied bow tie.


Style: tailoring bow tie
Model: hybrid selftied / sefltied
Front pattern: abstract
Retro pattern: solid
Front color: red, black, white
Back color: black
100% hand Made in Italy
Dimensions: height 7 cm. – length 92 cm. (bow size length 12 cm – height 7 cm)
Adjustment: free nickel metal hooks made in Italy circumference 53 cm


Front fabric: 100% Japanese silk
Decoration technique: kanoko shibori
Year: 1950 ca.
Back fabric: 85% linen – 15% silk cloth by Lanificio di Pray (Biella)


    Dry clean only
      Do not tuble dry
   Iron under the towel at low temperature


The Shibori 絞 り technique is always part of the reserve dyeing technique. In shibori, the “reserve” (ie portions of non-dyed fabric) is obtained by tightly binding or sewing the fabric.

The resulting fabric has a characteristic, wrinkled surface, as the bonded portions remain in relief.

The most common mode found in Kimono and accessories is the Kanoko Shibori か の こ 絞 り, in which small portions of fabric are wrapped with thread. The resulting design is a small white circle.

Ligatures are then arranged so as to compose larger designs, usually flowers, or linear motifs such as waves or geometric patterns.

It is a rather ancient technique, in Japan it was used already from the fourth century AD It is still very much appreciated and laborious to perform.

A kimono made entirely of Shibori can take up to a year to work. Nowadays there are also examples of mechanically created shibori.

The technique is very common for the Obiage and Heko obi. It is also found on Kimono and obi, more often used only in particular, but also present on whole pieces, and is considered informal.

However, Furisode can also be found entirely decorated with this technique.

A special technique of shibori is the Tsujigahana 辻 ヶ 花. In general, it presents motifs of flowers and leaves, which are reserved by the base color by sewing the contours. The details are then hand painted.

This technique dates from the late 15th-early 16th century, but was later lost to the Yuzen booster. It was recovered in modern times thanks to Itchiku Kubota.


Shibusa bow ties are made with real vintage Japanese decorative panels used and made in the fifties, sixties and seventies, for this reason they could present imperfections and signs of aging.

These imperfections are not to be considered a defect but are synonymous with uniqueness and authenticity.

The creation is inserted in an exclusive packaging ideal to keep the protected item, ready to be used as a gift box.

The color may vary due to differences in monitor settings.

The product being made with artisan techniques, it could undergo some slight variation compared to the measurements shown in the description.


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