A Length of Indigo Dyed Cotton Shibori: Arashi
mid twentieth century
46" x 13", 117 cm x 33 cm
This is a length of indigo dyed cotton which was dyed in the arashi shibori method, a technique which produces many patterns depending on how it is manipulated, this one showing a dense, repeated pattern of small diamonds.
The indigo is of a nice, warm tone, and the cotton--not hand loomed--is soft and of good quality.
This piece was taken from a yukata, an unlined, summer kimono, so it still retains ingrained creases from its former life as well as a faint line of discoloration horizontally across the center of the length.
Presumably made in Narumi or Arimatsu, this is a fantastic piece of shibori for study, or to be admired--and please note the faint maker's mark that is stamped in red, shown on one of the accompanying detail photographs.