A Katazome Dyed Boro Panel: Faux Kasuri or Ikat

$55.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
66" x 12 1/2", 167.5 cm x 31.5 cm

This length of indigo dyed cotton boro is deceptive in its appearance.

The length looks like kagusuri or "mosquito ikat," a pattern that is composed of tiny, white crosses, the result of expert kasuri or ikat dyeing and weaving.

Instead this is a patched length of katazome cotton made to look like kagasuri. The length was once part of a kimono that was deconstructed to become a futon cover. It shows about 13 patches, most of them the same as the base cloth, but one or two that are actual kasuri or ikat woven cotton.

It is a beautiful, subtle yet rich length of indigo dyed cotton from old Japan, beautifully patched and interesting in concept.