A Group of Five Katazome Pieces: Indigo Dyed Cotton
ca. late nineteenth, early twentieth century
Two large pieces, pictured top, each: 13" x 13", 33 cm x 33 cm
Two middle pieces, each: 12" x 9", 30.25 cm x 23 cm
Bottom piece: 11" x 14", 28 cm x 35.5 cm
This is a rag tag, but beautiful group of five very worn pieces of indigo dyed cotton which have been dyed in the katazome, or stencil resist dyed method.
The two pieces at the top of the group show a repeat pattern of white on blue bamboo leaves.
The two pieces in the middle, quite faded and worn, show sparrows and bamboo.
The bottom "L"-shaped piece shows a grid that contains an element from Genji ko or an incense naming game as well as a fragment from the shippo tsunagi or interlocking circle pattern.
A great group of old cloth for those who are working on a design project or those who need inspiration for textile design.