A Gorgeously Hand Spun Cotton Katazome Length: Peonies and Chrysanthemums

$80.00 USD

late nineteenth century
65" x 13", 165 cm x 33 cm

Just beautiful.  This length of indigo dyed cotton katazome cloth is just what you would want to see in a Japanese folk textile.

Its cotton is beautifully hand spun, giving this piece the distinctive textural feature which the Japanese refer to as ito aji or thread flavor, a very important aspect of old cloth.

The faded indigo color is soft and luscious as is the pattern, a repeat of peonies and chrysanthemums.  The pattern is a traditional one which was often used on bedding textiles.

Also noteworthy is the fabulous patina to the surface.  This soft burnishing of the cloth adds a beautiful quality of visual warmth which is one of the reasons we all enjoy looking at and collecting old Japanese textiles.

A wonderful old length of katazome cotton.

Recommended.

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A Gorgeously Hand Spun Cotton Katazome Length: Peonies and Chrysanthemums