A Baby's Sekka Shibori Jacket: Padded Cotton
ca. mid twentieth century
16" x 23", 40.5 cm x 58.5 cm
This small coat, meant for a baby or toddler, is hand stitched from indigo dyed cotton. It is lined in undyed cotton and it is padded with cotton batting.
The pattern on the coat is probably familiar to many of you: it is sekka shibori, or a kind of folded shibori whose pattern resembles a blue, snow flower.
The coat is still very durable and shows little signs of wear, save for small stains to the lining, one to the hem, and some almost indiscernible ones to the sleeve. These are shown on the accompanying detail photos.
A wonderful little garment that calls up memories of old Japan, this indigo on this jacket is still deep and rich and, as said above, this little coat could easily be worn, if desired.