A Katazome Dyed Furoshiki: Unusual and Hand Stitched
early twentieth century
25 1/4" x 26", 64 cm x 66 cm
This is an unusual piece because the stencil resist-dyed cotton is typical of the cloth used for bedding. As this is a furoshiki, a hand stitched wrapping or carrying cloth, it is rare to find bedding cloth used for this kind of utilitarian textile.
The indigo dyed katazome cotton shows both chrysanthemum and paulownia flowers, shown in clusters of three, interspersed with floating arabesques.
The cotton appears to be hand spun and hand woven, and the overall effect is beautiful.
In good, used condition.