A Length of Beautifully Colored Striped Cotton: Hand Woven

$55.00 USD

late nineteenth century
56" x 13 3/4", 142 cm x 35 cm

This length of very handsome, striped cloth is hand woven from hand spun cotton--and it is luxurious not just for its simply designed beauty but also for its hand made materials. 

Without seeing this length in in person it is difficult to describe the simple joy of its visual appeal.

The primarily indigo dyed tones colors are handsome and sophisticated in their understatement and the design of woven stripes is straightforward. What is so nice is that there is a hint of green within the pale blue and the slight orange tone to the narrow stripes is probably from benibana or safflower derived dye.

This is a very good length of cloth from old Japan, with a kind of color and hand woven qualities that are exactly what you would want to find in a old folk textile.

Just beautiful.