A Katazome Dyed Panel from a Yogi: Large Family Crest

$105.00 USD

early twentieth century
57 1/2" x 13 3/4", 146 cm x 35 cm

This length of indigo dyed cotton was taken from a yogi which is an oversized, stuffed sleeping kimono, or, in other words, a kimono-shaped duvet.

The cloth is katazome dyed on was stenciled on both of its sides, so each of the two sides is quite bright with dyed and undyed cloth: in this case, however, the registration of the stencils is slightly off, so there is a bit of a shaky look to the finished pattern.

The overall repeat pattern is a bold design of realistically rendered peonies.  At the top of the length is one-half of a family crest that would have been placed between the sleeves of the yogi, on its face--in other words this mon or family crest would have been prominently displayed when the yogi was in use.  The crest shows crossed feathers.

The cotton is of a good weight and is hand loomed.

A very handsome length of deeply indigo dyed cotton.

Beautiful.

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A Katazome Dyed Panel from a Yogi: Large Family Crest