A Length of Edo Komon Cloth: Purple Colored and Family Crest
ca. mid to late nineteenth century
27 1/2" x 13 1/2", 69.75 cm x 34 cm
Shown here is an elegant length of stencil resist dyed cloth, katazome, decorated with a small figured pattern referred to as Edo komon, an all-over type of pattern popular in the 19th century.
The cloth may be a cotton/silk mix and the color is a beautifully clear purple. Centrally placed at the top of the fragment is a resisted and hand painted family crest or kamon, in this case it shows stylized oak leaves.
A very handsome fragment of old cloth, with beautiful color and pattern.