A Length of Indigo Dyed Cotton: Wood Sorrel and Kanji

$65.00 USD

early twentieth century
55" x 13", 139.75 cm x 33 cm

This is a graphically appealing length of indigo dyed cotton kasuri that shows a repeat pattern of roundels and Chinese characters called kanji.

Within the roundels we see stylized wood sorrel, and this is presumably represents a family crest. The kanji, which is curiously shown both in forward and reverse reads Shimazu, a family name.

The kasuri images are woven using weft yarns and the design on this length is quite regular.

Please note: the cotton is pitted with small holes overall--some are shown in the accompanying detail photos--as well as some light, overall surface abrasion.

A lovely length of indigo dyed cotton kasuri.