An Itajime Shibori Diaper: Clamp Dyeing

$35.00 USD
mid twentieth century
24" x 12 1/4", 61 cm x 31 cm

This lightweight, gauzy cotton cloth measures, as shown as 24" or 61 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, 8 pointed designs which are arranged in interlocking ordered repeat.  

The diaper's closure is hand stitched and as you can see the dyed image is slightly feeble or irregular, a beautiful--let's call it--accident.

In good, used condition.