Tomotake is the brainchild of husband and wife team Masahiro and Hiroko Tomotake. The pair began their collaboration in 2005, when they set about reimagining Masahiro’s fine art pieces as useful objects that could fit seamlessly into everyday life. In order to achieve this, they turned to textiles and developed their signature mud dyeing and painting technique, or dorozome. Their textile products are dyed using tannin and iron, hand-painted with mud, and sometimes embellished with fine embroidery details that bring out the charm of a stuffed animal cat or the brilliant yellow of sliced pineapples on a coaster. The care that goes into each piece is evident in the organic, handmade quality of the painted designs and stitch lines, the slight deviations in contour between the pieces, and the flawless finish that makes each item such a pleasure to behold.