A Length of Mokume Shibori: Rising Steam Design
mid twentieth century
57" x 13 1/4", 145 cm x 33.5 cm
This is a really attractive length of indigo dyed cotton that was dyed in the shibori method; it seems that this length was extracted from a yukata, an unlined summer kimono.
The technique used is called mokume or woodgrain, and this mokume shibori is configured in such a way that it shows a traditional Japanese image called tatewaku, undulating lines that are also referred to as "rising steam."
The color is good and the technique is strong: this is a very nice piece of used, cotton shibori.