A Baby's Shibori Yukata: Indigo Dyed Cotton

$165.00 USD

early twentieth century
24" x 24 1/2", 61 cm x 62 cm

This is a quite small baby or toddler's shibori dyed yukata which is an unlined, cotton kimono.

This one is made of indigo dyed shibori whose pattern is scaled extra large when fitted on such a small garment. The shibori is of a type made in Narumi or Arimatsu and of course it is delightful to see, especially when stitched into such a tiny kimono. 

We can presume that the cloth used to make up this little kimono was recycled or repurposed from another garment, more than likely it was taken from a adult's yukata and remade into this small one.

The yukata is entire hand stitched and it was worn rather hard by the child who owned it: this is evidenced by the ingrained staining to the collar portion of the kimono but otherwise the piece is in good, used condition.

Just delightful.