A Length of Katazome Dyed Cotton: Four Single Chrysanthemums

$75.00 USD

early twentieth century
64" x 13 1/4", 162.5 cm x 33.5 cm

This is lovely length of indigo dyed cotton which is dyed in the stencil resist, or katazome, dyed technique. The cotton is of beautiful quality as it is hand woven of hand spun cotton yarns.

The motif which is repeated down the center of the cloth is that of a pair of two stylized chrysanthemums and there are four of these designs imprinted on the cloth. There is a spray of small white splotches, shown in the accompanying detail photos here, which must be some stray bits of rice paste that were shaken free in the resist dyeing process.

In good, used condition, this is a handsome length of katazome dyed cotton from old Japan.