A Length of Shibori Dyed Cotton: Pale Indigo and Flowers

$50.00 USD

mid twentieth century
60" x 14 1/2", 152.5 cm x 37 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 is lovely: although probably not intended to be sunflowers the floral forms hint at that. The petals are pale pink and white, the leaves are dark blue and the background is a puckered field of pale blue 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.