A Length of Lightweight Cotton Shibori: Flower Trail

$50.00 USD

mid twentieth century
60" x 14", 152.5 cm x 35.5 cm

This is a length of lightweight, commercially loomed cotton that has been dyed in the shibori or tie dye method. It was taken from a yukata, an unlined, casual summer kimono.

The pattern on the cotton is a bit dramatic in its design. It shows large and boldly rendered flowers that snake up the center of the panel, each flower highlighted by deep red and yellow dye. The background is a puckered field of rich blue miura shibori.

There are ingrained creases from its former life as a garment and the length is versatile in its applications: it can be admired as art, used as a fashion or home accessory, studied for its technique or design--or in any number of ways that inspiration will govern.