A Full Bolt of Unused Shibori Cotton: Puckered

$245.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
approximately 12 yards x 12",  11 m x 30.5 cm

This is a bolt of unused shibori dyed cotton cloth, presumably dyed in Arimatsu/Narumi, an important shibori production center of Japan.

The bolt or tanmono was intended for use as a yukata, an unlined summer kimono. The tie dyed  pattern shown here is still fresh and deeply puckered as can be seen in the attached detail photos.

The cotton is machine loomed and the indigo does not seem botanical. There are obvious red toned areas inside the tie dyed areas which add visual interest to this length.

Vintage bolts such as this one are not easy to find these days, so this one is extra covetable for that reason.