An Itajime Shibori Diaper: Kikko and Grey Ground

$25.00 USD

ca. mid twentieth century
25" x 13", 63.5 cm x 33 cm

This lightweight cotton cloth 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 a pale grey ground, the blue pattern being a repeating hexagon.

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.

Some surface wear, a tiny stain, but otherwise in fairly good, used condition.
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An Itajime Shibori Diaper: Kikko and Grey Ground