Juban (underkimono)
Silk crepe, cotton lining
Shibori, block printing with sumi ink (?)

On this unusual juban, panels of highly textured chirimen silk crepe are decorated solely with amorphous orange or green shibori, while panels of very fine, light crepe are decorated both with shibori and what might be carved wooden stamps dipped in sumi ink. Among the designs (below) are insect cages, butterflies, cranes, chrysanthemums, and fulling blocks and mallets for beating and softening lengths of cloth.

two types of crepe – fine and highly textured – seamed together:

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