A Group of Four Narrow Shibori Pieces: Indigo Dyed Cotton

$38.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
far right piece: 73" x 6 3/4", 185.5 cm x 17 cm
two middle pieces: 52 1/2" x 6 3/4", 133.5 cm x 17 cm each
far left piece: 32" x 6 3/4", 81.5 cm x 17 cm

This is a really attractive group of narrow indigo dyed cotton pieces that were dyed in the shibori method; these pieces were extracted from a yukata, an unlined summer kimono.

The technique used is called mokume or woodgrain, and this mokume shibori is configured in such a way that it shows a traditional Japanese image called tatewaku, undulating lines that are also referred to as "rising steam."

The color is good and the technique is strong: this group is a very nice example of used, cotton shibori. Note the patch to the piece on the far left. The pieces do not contain two selvedges as they have been cut; there are ingrained creases from wear.

Recommended.

 

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A Group of Four Narrow Shibori Pieces: Indigo Dyed Cotton