A Length of Katazome Dyed Cotton: Coiled Tasseled Ropes

$125.00 USD
late nineteenth, early twentieth century
58 1/2" x 12 1/2", 148.5 cm x 32 cm

This is a treasure: this length of katazome dyed cotton shows a desirable and attractive design, that of a repeat pattern of ropes.

The fanciful placement of the tasseled, coiled ropes within the structure of the repeated design is beautiful. The overall mood of the piece is light hearted.  This kind of pattern immediately draws one's attention as it is visually alluring.  

The pattern also speaks to us of traditional design in old Japan, and shows how beautifully everyday objects can be transformed into a wonderfully memorable design.

A collectible katazome pattern resist dyed onto fairly lightweight but seemingly hand spun, hand woven cloth. There is overall fading which helps to reveal the nice quality cotton yarns that have been woven to create this length of old cotton.

Please note the tight island of mending shown in the detail photo and also note that this length has been hand stitched from two pieces, also shown in detail.


A Length of Katazome Dyed Cotton: Coiled Tasseled Ropes