A Beautiful Indigo Dyed Arashi Shibori Jacket: Half Under Kimono
mid twentieth century
shoulder to hem: 35", 89 cm
sleeve tip to sleeve tip: 48", 122 cm
This a beautifully hand shibori dyed cotton jacket which is a han juban or an under kimono.
The indigo shibori is a variant on arashi, called tate mokume, which is a vertically-oriented shibori that suggests woodgrain.
The jacket is unusual for its tapered sleeves, and it is roomy: it seems as if it could fit many sizes rather easily.
The condition is noteworthy as it is in good, almost pristine, condition: it shows little wear.
The garment is entirely hand stitched of a great deal of wonderful, hand dyed shibori cloth which most likely was dyed in Arimatsu, one of Japan's most important shibori dyeing centers.
A truly lovely garment and one that shows a fantastic, indigo dyed shibori cotton cloth.