A Length of Katazome Dyed Cotton: Chrysanthemums and Noshi
early twentieth century
66 cm x 13 cm, 167.5 cm x 33 cm
This is a length of katazome dyed cotton which shows a clear, blue color and a simple pattern of chrysanthemums, peonies and the auspicious noshi.
The all over pattern is nicely spaced and the design, as the color, is clear: the yarns which are woven to make this cloth appear to be hand spun.
The length shows an overall patina from wear and is devoid of stains or holes.
A beautiful length for its clear color and its straightforward pattern.