A Length of Faded Striped Cotton: Flickers of Leftover Kasuri Yarn
ca. late nineteenth, early twentieth century
64" x 13", 162.5 cm x 33 cm
This is a nicely faded and worn length of old, indigo dyed, striped cotton cloth, the type of cloth that was typically used in old Japanese homes for bedding.
This color of this length is softened by age and wear, and as with many indigo dyed cottons, this fading adds to its beauty.
The light fading to the panel is slightly uneven, with the top and bottom portions very slight darker than the central portion. On the bottom part of the panel you can discern that leftover kasuri yarns were used to feed the weft as there is an intermittent spotting of white in the direction of the weft. A lovely surprise.
One, cotton mending patch is hand stitched to the surface.