A Fragment of Indigo Dyed Tsutsugaki Cotton: Young Pine

$55.00 USD

early twentieth century
28 3/4" x 13 1/4", 73 cm x 33.5 cm

This is a small fragment of an indigo dyed image of young pine which is rendered in the tsutsugaki technique. Young pine are an interesting variation on pine in general which is meant to convey a wish for long life. When young pine are shown often their roots are as well which suggests the procreative force or a hope for many heirs or children.

This length shows the nicks and a small hole from wear and the indigo tone is deep yet slightly faded.

The lone portrayal of the sprig of young pine which is clearly rooted in soil is a poetic one which makes this small length of cloth alluring.