A Length of Cotton Shibori: Morning Glories

$35.00 USD
early to mid twentieth century
48" x 13 1/4", 122 cm x 33.5 cm

This is a beautiful, shibori dyed cotton length that was taken from a yukata--a yukata is an unlined cotton kimono that is often worn in summer time.

This length shows a lovely and boldly graphic design of a stylized stream whose drifting current is carrying nicely depicted morning glories, a favorite Japanese flower that was wildly hybridized in the 19th century.

Because yukata are often worn in hot, summer months, they very often show what is thought to be a "cooling" design to foil the stifling Japanese summer heat. Such is the case here.

The cotton is in good, used condition with just a hint of discoloration in one of the morning glories and with ingrained creases from its former life as a yukata. Please notice that one of the petals on the topmost morning glory was not resisted accurately: an interesting flaw!

This is an especially lovely pattern.

A Length of Cotton Shibori: Morning Glories