A Length of Striped Shibori: Indigo Dyed Cotton

$75.00 USD
early twentieth century
55" x 13 1/4", 96 cm x 33.5 cm

What a lovely length of hand made, indigo dyed shibori and one that is dyed in a complex technique.

This piece, undoubtedly from Narumi/Arimatsu, seems to be a type that was pleated, the technique being called fukuzo suji shibori.  The semi-broken vertically dyed lines as shown are due to the pleated fabric having been bound by string before being vat dyed.

In good, used condition, this length shows some ingrained creases and needle punctures from its former life as a yukata or an unlined summer kimono. There is one super pale, almost-not-seen band of faint discoloration to the center of the cloth.

It is a really handsome length of hand dyed shibori and a type of shibori that is desirable for its blue-on-white pattern and for the difficult technique.


A Length of Striped Shibori: Indigo Dyed Cotton