A Length of Katazome Dyed Cotton: Complex Stylize Pine Bark Motif

$80.00 USD

late nineteenth century
68" x 13 1/2", 173 cm x 34.25 cm

This is a beautiful length of katazome cotton which has been dyed in indigo.  The cotton seems to be woven from hand spun yarns, a desirable quality when collecting old Japanese folk textiles.

The design is complex: it shows a repeat pattern of stylized chrysanthemums and peonies that have been set into diamonds; these diamond shapes are surrounded by a jagged shape which is matsukawa bishi or a depiction of pine bark.  The lines delineating these patterns are floral, the flower motif being a wisteria.

This is a wonderfully complicated pattern and the length is in good, used condition: the indigo is still deep and rich in tone and the contrasting white pattern is crisp.

Recommended.

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A Length of Katazome Dyed Cotton: Complex Stylize Pine Bark Motif