The Sankaku "Triangle" Smiley bandannas were hand dyed naturally by Maki Teshima in her residence in Denver, Colorado. Colorado's very sunny and dry weather inspired her to make these bandanna. The cutest smiley embroidery was made possible with a special collaboration. Esquire Embroidery is a small local Denver company run by a Japanese & American couple.  We used recycled threads, which are cotton/ acrylic or wool/ acrylic mixed. A 30 year-old Tajima embroidery machine did a great job on embroidering the smiley one by one. Even with the machine, each smiley is slightly different. 


  • Indigo Blue was dyed with 2 different natural indigo vats Maki makes. 8 dips created the deep blue. Natural indigo prevents bug bites as well. 

  • Carrot Yellow was dyed with green carrot tops. It is a very soft yummy yellow color.

  • Marigold Yellow was dyed with home grown marigold flower petals.  It is a rich deep yellow color.

  • Cochineal Pink was dyed with cochineal bugs from Peru. Cochineal lives Nopal Cuctus, which create beatiful fuschia pink. 

  • Due to the use of natural dyes, shades may vary


  • Size 20"x20"x29" perfect for children, adults and your pets 

  • 100% Cotton

  • If you purchase more than 2 items, you will get $5 OFF

The code is SMILE21

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