Written on February 8, 2012
The indigo dyed shibori and katazome mat I am showing today is beautiful in its simplicity and straightforwardness–or at least I think so. It is made of very nice hand spun, hand loomed cotton, two loom widths, that have been hand stitched together.The shibori is stitched, quite a direct process. The patch is a fabulously weathered piece of old katazome cotton cloth showing plum blossoms and pine needles. The katazome cloth is most likely from the mid to late 19th century; the shibori is probably from the early 20th century. The piece measures 44″ x 25″ or 111.5 cm x 63.5 cm.