A Length of Complex Shibori: Twice Dyed with Blanks
mid twentieth century
56" x 13", 139.5 cm x 33 cm
This is a very unusual length of indigo dyed cotton shibori cloth: it is unusual for its stippled pattern, a type that is rarely seen.
The pattern is based on small, tied knots which cover the entire surface of the cloth and which seem to have been selectively dip dyed in a light blue and a dark blue, leaving some areas of the cloth undyed, or blank. The result of this all over knotting and selective dip dyeing is an uneven surface pattern that gives an atmospheric feeling.
This length was taken from a yukata which is an unlined, cotton kimono. Because this length, for decades, was part of a garment, there are ingrained creases from this former life. Please note an almost-impossible-to-see coin sized stain, very faint, rather unnoticable.
A beautifully unusual length of indigo dyed cotton shibori cloth.