A Length of Kasuri Striped Cotton: Two Patches
late nineteenth, early twentieth century
57" x 13", 145 cm x 33 cm
This is a length of richly toned, hand woven cotton. The repeated stripes are a beautifully varied mixture, three set of which are woven using kasuri warp yarns which give a variegated effect to the overall piece.
What is a lovely addition to the piece is the two, small patches that are hand stitched to the surface: these contrasting cotton patches add visual interest to an already good looking length of old, handwoven cotton.
A beautiful and unusual length of cotton from old Japan.