A Length of Chidori Shibori: Stitched Shibori
ca. mid to late twentieth century
40" x 13 3/4", 101.5 cm x 35 cm
This is a length of nui shibori, or shibori that has been shape resist dyed using horizontal rows of stitching. This kind of striped, stitched shibori is sometimes referred to as chidori shibori, possibly because the variegated lines appear to be the tracks left on wet sand by the plover, or chidori.
This length is taken from a yukata or an unlined summer kimono; as such, creases and fading from wear can still be seen on this length. Additionally, this cotton is not hand woven and unlike most Japanese textiles that are loomed with a narrow width, this width seems to be cut from a wider piece as there is only one selvedge edge, not the customary two.
A lovely piece of handsome, hand made shibori.