A Length of Shibori Dyed Cotton: Overdyed Katazome

$70.00 USD

early twentieth century
43" x 12 1/4", 109 cm x 31 cm

This length of twice-dyed cotton is fascinating for its process. It is a rare type of shibori that has been overdyed in an all over katazome pattern of arabesque.

It seems that this length was first dyed in shibori: you can see the traces of this on the full length so you have to imagine the original cloth showed indigo dyed shibori shapes on a white ground.

There is one beautifully applied patch on the reverse side and there is one small hole (pictured) which is about the size of lentil.

It is a truly wonderful length of old katazome/shibori cloth and the back with its patch is also beautiful--if you look very closely and if you use your sense of touch you can notice the areas of cloth that are shibori dyed are still raised and textured.


A Length of Shibori Dyed Cotton: Overdyed Katazome