A Full Bolt of Cotton Taiten Shibori: Puckered Indigo Dyed Cloth

$325.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
approximately 10 yards x 13 1/2", 9.1 m  x  34"

Taiten shibori is a type of shibori where the length of cloth is compressed along a series of stiff warp yarns before it is dyed.  

The result of this process is as you see here: a series of small, regularly spaced blips of indigo that dot the entire length of this lightweight cotton full bolt, which was destined to be stitched into a yukata or an unlined, casual kimono.  

This is a lot of cloth to use in a fashion or interiors project--and this is a very nice bolt of taiten shibori cloth with so much potential to feed creativity.

Throughout the bolt there is some subtle variation of indigo tone, a natural result of dyeing, with one swath of about 13" or 33 cm showing a darkened indigo stripe in the center of the width of the bolt.