A Two-Process Shibori Han Juban: Beautiful Combination
early to mid twentieth century
21 3/4" x 19 1/4", 55.25 cm x 50 cm
It needs no mention that this indigo dyed cotton shibori han juban is a very beautiful example of shibori dyeing and a beautiful object itself.
The white cotton ground is bright white, and the indigo dyed shibori is a rich saphhire-blue color. There are two shibori processes which were used to decorate this cloth, a pleated stripe and what appears to be a version of arashi shibori called hasu ami or diagonal diamond net which has been selectively dyed to produce a large-scale, overall, net-like pattern. The result is beautiful and textural: the undyed portions that were hand molded to produce the arashi shibori still show the the undulating or puckered effect from this process.
In very good condition, this beauty is a wonderful thing to own, to study and to admire.