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Short Stacks of Shibori

Written on March 13, 2011

How about a little bit of good news–like a glimpse of some stacks of shibori?
Fine, old indigo dyed cotton shibori–meaning examples from the late nineteenth century through the early twentieth–are beautiful due to their complex techniques and intricate patterns.  Today I’m showing a little view into some of the pieces that I have in my showroom, by way of a quick glance of three, short stacks of very good, old shibori.

Above are examples of itajime, suji and arashi shibori, in variations.  Most of the pieces are yukata or a kind of unlined, cotton casual kimono.

Above you’ll see hinode, or “sunrise” shibori, the second piece from the top.  The bottom piece on the stack is an unusual ro or summery gauze fabric which has been dyed in two shibori techniques.Seeing shibori in stacks is a lot of fun: don’t you want to dive in, open up all the pieces, and drink them in?

Eventually I’ll write individual posts on some of the yukatas shown on this post, but for the time being, I hope you enjoy skimming over the photos and catching a bit of shibori fever.

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  1. Comment by velma Bolyard:

    you reminded me, good news is so necessary now, but, oh, my.

    March 13, 2011 @ 7:22 am

  2. Comment by Amy:

    Beautiful! These beautiful shibori do bring a bit of sunshine to the day. Glad to hear you are safe!

    March 13, 2011 @ 7:58 am

  3. Comment by India Flint:

    beautiful.
    did you go to Japan? are you safe and well?

    March 14, 2011 @ 5:40 am

  4. Comment by blandina:

    Great pieces, they give me the wish to start experimenting shibori again.

    March 14, 2011 @ 9:50 am

  5. Comment by Judy Martin:

    These stacks of shibori are wonderful. They are so hopeful and full of life.

    My very best wishes to you and to your friends in Japan. It is such a worry and the whole world is thinking good thoughts for Japan right now.

    March 18, 2011 @ 10:43 pm

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