A Length of Grey and Blue Shibori: Chevrons or Arrow Feathers

$35.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
42" x 12 1/4", 107 cm x 31 cm

This length of stitched shibori was taken from a yukata which is a casual, unlined cotton kimono worn during summers. As such, it shows some ingrained creases and a very slight stain at the bottom, unfinished hem.

The pattern is one of repeat of horizontal-based zigzags created by stitching the cloth: the motif could be that of yabane or arrow feathers.

The ground color is a pale blue-grey; there are white undyed highlights and dark blue details--this kind of grey, blue and white shibori seems to have been produced in Japan around the 1930s or so.

There is still some intact stitching/hemming to the piece that will need to be undone if you would like to use both selvedges. There is also a faint stain, shown in a detail photo which accompanies this post.

This is a very handsome length of old shibori. Delightful.

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A Length of Grey and Blue Shibori: Chevrons or Arrow Feathers