A Length of Colored Cloth: Hand Stenciled
early twentieth century
39 1/2" x 12 1/2", 100.25 cm x 31.75 cm
This is a length of beautifully designed and colored cotton cloth whose pattern seems to be stenciled onto the cloth using a beautiful palette of three colors: green, mustard and brick red.
More than likely the colors are either pigments or mineral dyes and the pattern which shows a repeat of paulownia which is embedded in a broken diamond pattern.
The cloth is in good, used condition and it is really beautiful: it is fairly unusual to find this type of stencil dyed fabric and this is a very good example.