A Length of Arashi Shibori: Striations

$70.00 USD

mid twentieth century
48" x 13 1/2", 122 cm x 34 cm

This is a length of indigo dyed cotton which was dyed in the arashi shibori method, a technique which produces many patterns depending on how it is manipulated, this one showing a dense, repeated pattern of small diamonds which is interrupted by sharp, dark gashes of indigo color.

The indigo is of a nice, warm tone, and the cotton--not hand loomed--is soft and of good quality.

This piece was taken from a yukata, an unlined, summer kimono, so it still retains ingrained creases from its former life.  Also, there is a line of light fading which passes through the center of this length from side to side.

Presumably made in Narumi or Arimatsu, this is a fantastic piece of shibori for study, or to be admired.



A Length of Arashi Shibori: Striations