A Length of Arashi Shibori: Angel Wings

$90.00 USD

mid twentieth century
48" x 13", 122 cm x 33 cm

This is a beautiful length of indigo dyed cotton shibori which shows a network of intersecting, indigo dyed diagonal lines that create a kind of moire effect.  

This pattern, or this shibori dyeing process, is referred to as tatsumaki arashi, whereby folded cloth is compressed and fastened around a rope core, and if you look closely at the accompanying photos you can see resisted "blank" areas which shows where the cloth was bound to the core.

The fragment is taken from a yukata, an unlined, casual, summer kimono. 

The cloth is fairly heavily woven and has a hand woven quality, whether it was or not, and it is in very good condition for its age.

A really lovely and collectible length of shibori and one that shows an ambitious and desirable pattern.


A Length of Arashi Shibori: Angel Wings