A Length of Hand Spun Cotton Kasuri: Sankuzushi Details

$80.00 USD

early twentieth century
52" x 13 1/2", 132 cm x 34 cm

This is a beautiful and unusually woven length of indigo dyed cotton kasuri cloth: the cotton yarns are hand spun and of course the length is hand woven.

The pattern is that of a repeat of stacked diamonds that are formed by stepped, vertically-oriented rectangles. In the center of each of these diamonds is a large box shape that is woven in the sankuzushi or basket weave design, a popular motif in 19th century Japan.

This length is a lovely combination of kasuri and sankuzushi which is made even better by the wonderful home spun cotton yarns used to create this length.

The indigo is rich, dark blue in color and the cloth is of a good weight and is drapey in the hand.

There are ingrained creases from its former life but otherwise this special length of cotton is in good, used condition.

Recommended and unusual.