An Crisp and Deeply Dyed Shibori Diaper: Sekka

$35.00 USD

ca. mid to late twentieth century
27" x 13", 68.5 cm x 33 cm

This lightweight cotton cloth measures, as shown as 27" or 68.5 cm in length, when in reality as it is twice that since this is a length of cotton that has been stitched as a "tube," short end to short end.

It is a diaper and is dyed in the itajime shibori or clamp dyed method.  The cotton would have been folded in a series of triangular folds, then clamped, and then the edges would have been dyed.  The result is this field of blue on white, six pointed "flowers" which are configured around a hexagonal base design.

The hexagon form is important to note as it is the tortoiseshell motif, which is a symbol meaning long life, a conveyance that anyone would wish for the baby wearing this diaper.

This hand dyed and hand stitched cotton diaper seems not to have been used.

Really lovely.
An Crisp and Deeply Dyed Shibori Diaper: Sekka