A Length of Indigo Dyed Cotton Shibori: Taiten
mid twentieth century
54" x 13 1/2", 137 cm x 34.25 cm
Taiten shibori is a type of shibori where the length of cloth is compressed along a series of stiff warp yarns before it is dyed.
The result of this process is as you see here: a series of small, regularly spaced blips of indigo that dot the entire length of this lightweight cotton, which was taken from a yukata or an unlined, casual kimono.
This length of taiten shibori shows some extremely faint discoloration from wear--the cotton is lightweight and drapes nicely.
Also, because it was taken from a garment, this length has ingrained creases from its time as a kimono.
A wonderful length of old, taiten shibori cloth.