A Length of Beautiful Patched Silk Katazome Cloth: Delicate Touch

$125.00 USD

late nineteenth century
52" x 14 1/4", 132 cm x 36 cm

This is a length of tsumugi or "raw" silk that is lightweight and super drapey--and beautifully patterned and dyed.

The overall color is a warm indigo blue that is enriched by a delicate and lacey network of images and patterns, some of them undyed and some of them stenciled orange using bengara or iron oxide derived pigment.

The motifs shown on the cloth are chrysanthemum, hexagon or tortoiseshell, and intermittent single images of flowers and butterflies.

There about nine patches on the surface which add a lovely contrast to the base cloth and, as well, there are some small holes on the piece, shown here in detail photos.

A really beautiful length of old, katazome dyed silk.

Recommended.

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A Length of Beautiful Patched Silk Katazome Cloth: Delicate Touch