A Length of Shibori Dyed Cotton: Kumo or Spiderwebs
ca. mid twentieth century
9 yards x 13 1/2", 8.2 m x 34.3 cm
This very long piece of shibori dyed cotton is hand stitched from three, separate pieces, the widest of which is 13 1/2" or 34.3 cm, the narrowest of which is 12 3/4" or 32.5 cm.
The cotton is lightweight and is the same kind of cotton that would have been used for diapers, for unlined yukata (a casual kimono) or for under-kimonos.
The design which is dyed onto the cloth is simple: along the length we see pairs of kumo or spiderwebs at fairly regular intervals. If you look closely at the accompanying detail photos you will see that there is a mild spray of pinprick-sized blackish-brown marks on one section of the cloth. Otherwise the cotton is in fine, bright, used condition.
A very good item for apparel or art projects, and a lovely length of shibori.