A Puckered Length of Arimatsu Shibori: Indigo Dyed Cotton
ca. mid twentieth century
40" x 13", 101.5 cm x 33 cm
This length of indigo dyed cotton shibori cloth is rich in texture: the dappled, puckered, shaped surface of this cloth is the result of it being firmly tied in little points over the entirety of its surface; once the entire surface is tied, it is dyed.
The pattern is crowded and shows a deep, inky indigo color.
It seems that this cloth shows a kind of tightly repeated kumo or spiderweb shibori that inadvertently forms a loose kind of kikko or tortoise shell motif--if you look carefully and use your imagination.A really lovely length of hand dyed Japanese shibori.