Man’s hanjuban (half length underkimono)
Cotton
Multiple shibori techniques

Generally, most of the material in a shibori design is saturated with dye, and the design can be outlined by leaving just a few parts undyed. This is cost- and labor-effective, because comparatively little stitching is involved, and the dye does all the work naturally.

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In this juban, of large plum blossoms floating in water, the opposite is true. The design is primarly outlined by the dye, and not by the undyed parts. In effect, the dyer has had to actively prevent most of the material from becoming saturated, a very laborious and time consuming process. For this reason, the less dye in a shibori piece, the more exacting the skill required to execute it. The few dark plum blossoms serve as a great counterpoint to the mostly white background.

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