A Length of Patched Cotton Kasuri: Mid Century Kimono Fragment
ca. mid twentieth century
66" x 13 1/4", 167.5 m x 33.5 cm
This is a very good looking length of boro cloth, one that was probably a futon cover that was in its original incarnation a kimono.
The base cloth is an indigo dyed cotton kasuri cloth, a type of kasuri that was popular and used for "everyday" kimono in the early to mid twentieth century.
There are four patches to this length, one of the them being a faux kasuri patch which can be seen in the lead photo to this post as well as in other detail shots.
This length is sparsely yet beautifully patched, the configuration of mending pieces unintentionally well-placed and attractive to the eye.