A Length of Indigo Dyed Cotton Shibori: Stitched Diagonal
mid twentieth century
55" x 13 3/4", 139.75 cm x 35 cm
This is a length of nui shibori, or shibori that has been shape resist dyed using diagonal rows of stitching. This kind of striped, stitched shibori is sometimes referred to as chidori shibori, possibly because the variegated lines appear to be the tracks left on wet sand by the plover, or chidori.
This length is taken from a yukata or an unlined summer kimono; as such, ingrained creases and fading from wear can still be seen on this length. Additionally, this cotton is not hand woven. Please note two small brown stains, pictured: one is the size of a lentil, the other of a match head.
A lovely piece of handsome, hand made shibori.