A Length of Shibori Cotton: Trailing Vine

$35.00 USD

mid twentieth century
58" x 13", 147.5 cm x 33 cm

This is a length of lightweight, commercially loomed cotton that has been dyed in the shibori or tie dye method. It was taken from a yukata, an unlined, casual summer kimono.

The pattern on the cotton is lovely as it shows a kind of trailing vine or budding branch that wends its way up the center of the cloth. Red and yellow dyes are used to add contrast to the design. The background is a puckered field of rich blue miura shibori.

There are ingrained creases from its former life as a garment and the length is versatile in its applications: it can be admired as art, used as a fashion or home accessory, studied for its technique or design--or in any number of ways that inspiration will govern.