A Length of Shibori: Arashi with Blips

$45.00 USD

ca. mid twentieth century
52" x 13 1/2", 132 cm x 34 cm

What a beautiful length of indigo dyed shibori cotton.  

This length is taken from a yukata, or an unlined, casual, summer kimono, and as such, it bears some ingrained creases from a lifetime of use.

The irregular, horizontal stripes are the result of a shibori technique called arashi or storm shibori, as oftenarashi shibori is done on a diagonal and calls to mind hard-driving rain.

The stripes are lovely in their unevenness and one can see blips of undyed areas and where the cotton was creased before the cloth was dyed. 

Just lovely.

 
Sold
A Length of Shibori: Arashi with Blips