A Length of Indigo Dyed Katazome: Butterflies and Chrysanthemums

$90.00 USD

early twentieth century
70" x 13", 178 cm x 33 cm

This is a length of indigo dyed katazome cotton whose repeat pattern of diamond-shaped chrysanthemums has graphic appeal.

The diamond flowers are drawn in such a way that they appear light and shaded in alternating rows. Interspersed between them are symmetrically designed pairs of stylized butterflies also configured as a diamond.

The indigo is almost blue/black and there is some bleeding of the indigo in areas. As well there are some very, very faint stains--almost unnoticeable--in the undyed areas, both of which are shown on the accompanying detail photos.

A beautiful length of eye dazzling katazome cotton.