A Length of Shibori Dyed Cotton: Strong Diagonals

$50.00 USD

mid twentieth century
58" x 13 1/2", 147.5 cm x 34 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 a bit dramatic in its design.

It shows bold, diagonally placed bars that contain hexagons (a reference to tortoiseshell and a conveyance for a wish for a long life) and flowers. A red dye is 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.