Woman’s hair ornament
Silk, wadding, paper

This small hair ornament fits in the palm of the hand. The paper backing (see below) helps it keep its shape, and the cords secure it around a section of hair.

The shibori puckers are very regular and no stitch holes are visible, raising questions about the technique.

Below is an old hand-tinted image of women’s hairstyles. The woman at the extreme left has a shibori ornament in her hair. (Photo from Okinawa Soba.)

This untinted image shows another way to use shibori as a hair ornament.