A Length of Arimatsu Shibori: Flower Garland

$35.00 USD
early to mid twentieth century
48 1/2" x 13 3/4", 123 cm x 35 cm

This is a beautifully graphic length of mid century shibori which used a synthetic indigo on a machine loomed cotton.  

The pattern is a large repeat of a chain of blooms and leaves that are gently cascading down the center of the length of the cloth, the flowers depicted are most likely camellias.

The pattern is bold and striking from the top of the length to the bottom.  The lightweight cotton is a fairly clear white.

As this length was taken from a yukata which is a casual, unlined, cotton kimono, there are ingrained creases from its decades of use as such.  

But this is a wonderful pattern, with strong graphic appeal and an expertly rendered shibori in the stitched technique.

A Length of Arimatsu Shibori: Flower Garland