A Length of Katazome Cotton: Patched Reverse
late nineteenth, early twentieth century
58" x 13",147.5 cm x 33 cm
This is a length of beautifully katazome dyed cotton.
The length shows a faint pattern of flower clusters amid arabesques; the indigo color has softened to a pale blue. As can be easily seen the length is slightly curved.
The color is a beautiful. It is a clear yet faded blue and the cotton is hand woven.
On the patched side there is a light dusting of the remnants of cotton floss which have not been able to be extracted from the toothy surface of the hand woven cotton--this surface detail is shown on the accompanying detail photographs.
This is a very handsome textile and one that has visual interest on each of its two sides.