A Length of Katazome Cotton: Double Chrysanthemums
early twentieth century
47 1/2" x 13", 120.5 cm x 33 cm
This is a fanciful length of stencil resist dyed cotton which shows a repeat pattern of twin stylized chrysanthemums in staggered, vertical rows: one row is composed of white or fully resisted chrysanthemums while the other row is of dark chrysanthemum which is detailed by resisted white lines.
The arrangement of these flowers is shingled in a sense, but there is a striking sense of design because the interplay of light and dark is foremost in the composition.
In good, used condition, this is a beautiful length of indigo dyed cotton and one that shows a delightful design and composition.