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 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.