A Cotton Pouch: Recycled Edo Komon Cloth

$45.00 USD

late nineteenth century
17" x 11 1/2", 43 cm x 29 cm

This is a pouch made from katazome dyed cotton.

The katazome style is called Edo komon which is characterized by a very small repeat, one that when seen from a short distance almost appears to be a solid color, the repeat is that small.

Edo komon, as the name suggests was popular in the late Edo period or the early 19th century.

The pouch is hand stitched from three pieces of a old cotton and the pattern on it is really delightful: it shows fancifully arranged folding fans amid on a ground of flowers.

There are three mending patches--two blue and one of the base cloth.

Really lovely. Really subtle.

A good amount of old Edo komon cotton.

A Cotton Pouch: Recycled Edo Komon Cloth