A Length of Katazome Boro: Large Peonies and Layers
ca. late nineteenth century
64" x 12 1/2", 162.5 cm x 31.5 cm
Just wonderful. This length of indigo dyed cotton boro is sewn from a hand woven base cloth that shows katazome,
or stencil resist dyed peonies, luxuriously rendered with heavy
petals. This base cloth was created during the Meiji Era, in the late
There are some surprising visual treats on this cloth: note the
long patch of kasuri cloth on the right hand side of this textile.
Also lovely is the pile-up of same pattern-on-same pattern where the base cloth is taken and used to patch itself, creating a bit of a jarring visual interest, seen at the top and middle of this length.
As well, note the nine separate patches that are affixed to this luscious length of indigo dyed cotton.
Certainly this cloth was made in the 19th century as can be seen very clearly in the wonderful hand loomed texture of this length of cloth from old Japan.A really gorgeous boro textile with good age and visual appeal