A Length of Beautifully Rendered Shibori: Wonderful Color and Texture

$70.00 USD

early twentieth century
28" x 12 1/4", 71 cm x 31 cm

This is a length of what seems to be hand woven cotton that is dyed in the shibori method: the length is very good-looking and beautifully, if not rustically, executed.

The base is a dappled shibori called miura which is done fairly large scale and blue-on-blue. On the bottom, right corner we see a snippet of a larger motif of interlocking circles while in the center of the length we see a diagonally-set wave or water pattern. Each motif is done as a white design within a deep blue toned bar.

The cloth is fairly heavy in the hand and as it was taken from a yukata--an unlined summer kimono--there are ingrained creases to the selvedges.

 This is a richly toned length of old shibori and a good, folk example and a handsome fragment in its own right.