A Length of Double Arashi Shibori: Intersecting Lines

$55.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
42" x 13 1/4", 106.5 cm x 33.5 cm

What a beautiful length of indigo dyed shibori cotton.  

This length is taken from a yukata, or an unlined, casual, summer kimono, and as such, it bears some ingrained creases from a lifetime of use.

The jagged and long, thin narrow lines going in two directions are the result of a shibori technique called arashi or storm shibori, as often arashi shibori is done on a diagonal and calls to mind hard-driving rain.

The lines are lovely in their unevenness--and please note that there are horizontal bars of fairly noticeable light fading to the length, one which is particularly noticeable is in the center of the length. 

The color of the base of the cloth is of a dull, very light blue tone, it is not bright white. 

Just lovely, and a beautifully realized shibori technique.