A Handloomed Length of Cotton: Wide Stripes and Patches
ca. early twentieth century
64" x 13 1/4", 162.5 cm x 33.5 cm
Shown here is a length of cloth which was taken from a larger piece, a futon cover.
As it was used by a family in old Japan, this handwoven, indigo dyed cotton piece shows some fading and slight surface abrasion from years of use.
Its design is a wide, warp-based striped textile, the stripes showing some subtle variation and the stripes being lighter in tone than the contrasting background, which is an inky blue.
Two mending patches are hand stitched to the surface.
A very handsome, low-key old handloomed textile.