A Length of Katazome Cotton: Asa no Ha or Hemp Leaf Pattern

$30.00 USD

early twentieth century
26" x 13", 66 cm x 33 cm

This lovely length of indigo dyed cotton cloth was made using a stencil resist dye technique called katazome.  This piece was taken from a garment; the ingrained creases near the selvedge edges of the cloth bear witness to this.

The mid-sized repeat pattern is a very traditional one: it is the hemp leaf or asa no ha design which can be seen on many textiles and in some architecture and furniture details.

The design, which is a network of diagonal lines, is made up of small dots and when seen from a distance gives a mist-like effect.

The cloth shows some abrasion and warmth from wear, the design is well-realized.

A lovely length of hand dyed cotton.

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A Length of Katazome Cotton: Asa no Ha or Hemp Leaf Pattern