A Length of Jishiro Katazome Dyed Cotton: Unusual Pattern

$75.00 USD

late nineteenth, early twentieth century
26 1/2" x 13", 67 cm x 33 cm

This short length of jishiro or blue-on-white katazome cotton is a beautiful piece of old stencil resist dyeing.

The pattern is a variant on the fundo tsunagi or counterweights design, a traditional Japanese motif. The pattern is made of circles of different sizes which give a bubbly or effervescent quality to the design. As can also be seen, the dyeing of the cloth is a bit slipshod as we see the breaks in the pattern where the stencil was moved up the length of the cloth.

Still, this is a really charming length of indigo dyed katazome cloth that shows a fairly unusual variation on a traditional pattern.

Lovely.

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A Length of Jishiro Katazome Dyed Cotton: Unusual Pattern