A Length of Shibori and Katazome: Overdyed Arashi

$45.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
22" x 13", 56 cm x 33 cm

This is a length of soft, drapey, lightweight cotton that has been dyed in two techniques: katazome and shibori.

There is a field of small, grey and white squares that is host to a overlay of arashi shibori, in this case a diagonally-oriented series of narrow, broken lines. Arashi means storm so this technique is meant to allude to a driving rain.

The two techniques are designed to work beautifully in tandem as is easy to see. Note some soft "clouding" of the indigo dye in certain sections of this cloth.

A lovely and subtle combination of two disparate dyeing techniques that together create a cohesive, rich pattern.