A Gorgeous and Unusual Length of Cotton Kasuri: Handwoven
ca. late nineteenth, early twentieth century
66" x 13 3/4", 167.5 cm x 35 cm
What a great looking length of hand loomed cotton.
And a bit unusual, too: it is not often that we see a bold plaid cloth like this one, with its highly regulated and graphic pattern which then offers little blips of fuzzy, kasuri passages in the interstitial areas of the grid. Really beautiful, and not at all common.
The cotton, taken from, or intended for use as a futon cover no doubt, is thickly woven and is heavy in the hand. Its colors are saturated and dense; the cloth seems unused. But those pale blue, scratchy kasuri areas in between the plaid add so much character to this hand woven cloth, and the certainly catch the eye.
In good condition--and recommended.