A Short Length of Suji Shibori: Indigo Dyed Cotton
ca. mid twentieth century
36" x 13", 91.25 cm x 33 cm
What a lovely length of hand made, indigo dyed shibori.
This piece, undoubtedly from Narumi/Arimatsu, seems to be a type that was pleated with the aid of a machine, the technique being called fukuzo suji shibori. The semi-broken vertically dyed lines are as shown due to the pleated fabric having been bound by string before being vat dyed.
In good, bright condition and on good quality (probably hand loomed) cotton, this length shows some ingrained creases from wear--and it is really handsome length of hand dyed shibori. As well, note three tiny ink-colored stains, perhaps an effect of the dyeing process.