A Length of Complex Egasuri: Imaged Ikat Cotton

$70.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
58" x 13", 147.5 cm x 33 cm

This is a very handsome length of indigo dyed cotton. It shows a weft-based egasuri or pictorial kasuri baed on a balanced, repeat pattern of two alternating images set into frames.

The "windows" are demarcated by stripes dyed a yellow color. Alternating we see a folding fan and symmetrical, geometric pattern with a Buddhist pearl inset in center.

More than likely this length of cloth was produced in Kurume, Kyushu, which was a major center of kasuri production of a particular type.

This length shows good, bright and deep indigo color. There are snags and holes in this piece, indicated on the accompanying detail photos, and there is a fairly prominent patch to the top, right corner, also shown.

Still, this is a beautiful length of hand woven kasuri cotton from old Japan.