A Length of Cotton Shibori: Panel from a Yukata

$50.00 USD

ca. early to mid twentieth century
52" x 13", 132 cm x 33 cm

This is a lovely length of hand dyed, indigo cotton shibori, which was most likely produced in the Narumi/Arimatsu area of Japan, where so much of Japan's shibori production took place--and which is still very much associated with the art of shibori.

The vertically oriented, variegated blue-on-white striated pattern may be a machine-aided technique called Matsubun suji; this streaked shibori pattern is punctuated by intermittent, vertical stripes of deep-colored indigo.  The cotton base cloth seems power loomed, but has a nice, medium-weight texture.

There are some soft clouds of faint indigo here and there, and, as this piece was taken from a yukata, or an unlined, casual, summer kimono, and, as such, there are some ingrained creases which may be permanently set into this cloth.

Gorgeous shibori.

A Length of Cotton Shibori: Panel from a Yukata