A Length of Shibori Cotton Cloth: Chain of Flowers
mid twentieth century
60" x 14 1/4", 152.5 cm x 36 cm
This is a length of lightweight, indigo dyed cotton shibori which was dyed to show an irregularly stacked column of flowers, two light-colored and one dark colored.
The machine loomed cotton still shows a good deal of the texture from being shaped before being dyed; the flowers are highlighted with red and yellow dye.
This is a panel taken from a yukata or an unlined, summer kimono so in addition to the creases from its shibori dyeing, it also shows ingrained creases from its former life as a garment. Also, a small area of a spray of faint staining can be seen, shown on the attached detail photo.