A Narrow Length of Shibori from Tohoku: Akane or Madder
ca. mid to late nineteenth century
17 1/2" x 3", 44.5 cm x 7.5 cm
This narrow length of wonderful hand spun, hand loomed, shibori dyed cotton is intended for those who are interested in historical Japanese natural dyeing.
The cloth comes from Akita prefecture in Japan's north east or Tohoku region and it is dyed in akane, or Japanese madder, a dyestuff that is not used very often due to its relative rarity.The cloth itself, with its delicious hand spun cotton yarns, is rich in ito aji or thread taste, and for those interested in shibori dyeing, the folk art of Tohoku or Japanese traditional dyestuffs, this ribbon of cloth is for you