A Length of Indigo Dyed Katazome Boro Cloth: Butterflies and Reversible

$95.00 USD

late nineteenth, early twentieth century
61" x 13 1/4", 155 cm x 33.5 cm

This beautiful length of indigo dyed cotton katazome cloth is equally nice on both its sides: one side (the reverse) is patched with seven patches and the proper, front side shows a a charming repeat of butterflies and peonies rendered as roundels against a background of arabesque.

The length is hand stitched from two pieces and the cotton seems to be of hand spun yarns.

There is fading and wear to the unpatched side and this is lovely as it reveals the nice texture of the hand spun cotton yarns.

The patches are beautiful and seem to be the same age as the base cloth. The two largest patches are of very nice katazome cotton, each showing a very nice design.

Pay special attention to this length of cotton: there is a lot to see.

Just beautiful.