A Length of Miura Shibori: Watery Effect

$90.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
53" x 13", 134.5 cm x 33 cm

This is a length of indigo dyed cotton shibori cloth which was taken from a yukata, an unlined, casual kimono.

As can be seen by the detail photos attached here, the cloth is crowded with small, soft-edged specks of indigo, a shibori technique called miura, and in this case, because the tie-dyed pattern is composed of such small dots in such concentration, it creates an atmospheric, or watery, effect.

There are some areas where the indigo dyed has pooled and has created dense areas of dark indigo. There are also soft, ingrained creases from its former life as a kimono.

Lovely, with good age, nice cotton and an attractive surface pattern.

A Length of Miura Shibori: Watery Effect