A Very Good Itajime Han Juban: Indigo Dyed Cotton

$316.00 USD

**reduced from $395.00**
early to mid twenieth century
25" x 24", 63.5 cm x 61 cm

This is beautiful.

This is an itajime shibori han juban or a half under-kimono that has been clamp dyed in a shibori method that produced this wonderful, dense and irregularly spaced grid of velvety, indigo stains.

The cotton of the garment feels hand woven and appears to be of hand woven yarns although it is not clear if this is the case.  However, the garment is completely hand stitched and the indigo most likely is botanical.  The hand dyeing of this cloth with its small squares is similar to some other types of itajime dyed cloth but this one is denser because of the small size of the squares and because of the thick, irregular lines of dye.

There is a fairly noticeable, small stain on the proper left area, near the collar, shown in the accompanying photos here, otherwise the han juban is in good, used condition.  

The bright white color and its lovely, stark contrast to the blue grid is more striking in person than in these photos, which do precisely show the color or the brightness.

Simply wonderful and and excellent example of itajime shibori hand dyeing.