A Length of Double Arashi Shibori: Taisho Era Grey Ground
ca. mid twentieth century
33" x 12 1/4", 83.75 cm x 31 cm
This is a beautiful length of indigo dyed cotton shibori which
shows a pale grey colored ground and a network of intersecting indigo
diagonal lines. This pattern, or this shibori dyeing process, is
referred to as tatsumaki arashi, whereby folded cloth is
compressed and fastened around a rope core, and if you look closely at
the accompanying photos you can see resisted "blank" areas which shows
where the cloth was bound to the core.
The fragment is taken from a yukata, an unlined, casual, summer kimono. There cloth is in very good condition save a few creases which are left from its former life as a garment.A really lovely length of shibori.