A Length of Hemp or Ramie Katazome: Summer Fabric
early to mid twentieth century
56" x 13", 142.25 cm x 33 cm
This pale blue colored, katazome dyed hemp or ramie length is taken from a summer futon cover. The pattern is a fairly large repeat of carnation-like flowers which imbue the cloth with a cheerful, cooling image, important for hot summer nights in Japan.
The condition of the length is good for its age with the exception of a very small hole and exceeding faint stain shown on the accompanying detail photographs.
A beautiful length of old bast fiber cloth.