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A Vintage Length of Japanese Shibori: Tortoiseshell and Spiderweb

58.00

A length of lightweight shibori cotton dyed into a tortoise shell pattern using a kumo technique. Fabric is pinched into peaks and wrapped tightly with threads then dyed. When the threads are removed a sort of spiderweb, or kumo,  pattern emerges.

A brilliant synthetic indigo was used on machine loomed cotton for yukata, casual summer kimono, from which this piece was salvaged. An gorgeous example of shibori.
 

Dimensions: 12 1/2 x 59 inches, 32 x 150 centimeters
Mid 20th century

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