A Length of Indigo Dyed Cotton Shibori: Minimalist Pattern

$35.00 USD

mid twentieth century
59" x 13", 150 cm x 33 cm

This is a length of indigo dyed cotton shibori cloth which was taken from a yukata, an unlined, casual summer kimono. The shibori no doubt was made in Japan's shibori "capital" which is shared between the neighboring towns of Arimatsu and Narumi.

The pattern is a ground of all-over indigo dyed small puckers, the result of tie-dying. Punctuating this field are coin-sized. two-toned dots, a white center surrounded by a deep blue ring, creating a kind of glow.

The cloth is machine loomed and as it was taken from a garment there are ingrained creased from wear. Otherwise it is in good, used condition.