A Length of Midori Shibori: Lines and Reverse Pleating
ca. early twentieth century
30 1/2" x 12 3/4", 77.5 cm x 32.5 cm
This is a really lovely length of hand spun, hand loomed cotton that is dyed using two processes, one which is called midori shibori, the allusion to green being the kinship the motif shows to a willow leaf. The second motif, the broken, vertical lines, is probably suji or hand pleating which has created these slightly varied verticals.
Apparently the midori aspect of this shibori is created by a reverse pleating method--the result as seen here is just beautiful.
The quality of the indigo is really lovely; it's a true blue, very soft in tone, and very easy on the eyes.
A wonderful length of hand dyed shibori, and a good one for those who collect this area of Japanese textiles. In good condition.