An Indigo Dyed Shibori Han Juban: Pleat Technique

$165.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
27 1/2" x 24", 70 cm x 61 cm

This beautiful indigo dyed cotton garment is a shibori han juban or a half under-kimono. It has been dyed in a shibori technique that entails the pleating and binding of cloth in order to achieve the delicate, broken, vertical indigo lines that are dyed into the surface.

The han juban would have had sleeves which have been removed: in its lifetime as a serviceable garment sleeves would have been put on and taken off for a variety of reasons.

The straight seams of Japanese garments allow for a good deal of alterations depending on the purpose for wearing a garment or if an element of it needs to be refreshed or changed for any reason.

This shibori han juban is in good, used condition with relatively clear, bright white cotton (some dulling here and there) and nice, strong shibori dyed lines.

In good, used condition consistent with its age.

Very attractive.