Several shibori techniques

The parasol is a favorite Japanese motif. Because the parasols are round, the material has no right or wrong direction as long as the handles are not shown.

Interestingly, however, we can see that the textile designer emphasized that these are, in fact, parasols by rendering them the way they would look if placed open on the ground, pivoting on their handles. This is shown by the use of perspective: the part of the parasol closer to the viewer appears to have longer spokes and wider interstices between the spokes than the part of the parasol further in the distance.

Here, as in other garments, the designer had more than enough space on which to draw the entire circumference of the parasols, but has made a deliberate decision not to, leaving a small bit of the design up to the viewer’s imagination.

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