A Lovely Length of Intricate Shibori: Woven Stripes
ca. early twentieth century
53" x 12 3/4", 134.5 cm x 32.5 cm
This is a very, very handsome length of shibori cotton cloth which most likely comes from the north eastern region of Japan, called Tohoku.
The indigo dye is really deep and luscious and the cotton is woven with regularly spaced stripes. What makes this length of cloth really marvelous is the shibori images which are rendered in very tiny, tied designs, spaced sparingly and delicately down the length of this piece of cotton.
It seems the designs are wave or water patterns, birds and circle shapes. The quality of the shibori work is just fantastic.
There is a small tear to one of the selvedge edges, seen on the accompanying detail photos.
This is a really beautiful length of shibori cotton.