A Length of Patched Katazome Cotton: Bold Pattern

$55.00 USD

early twentieth century
48" x 10 1/4", 122 cm x 26 cm

This length of patched indigo cotton is composed of two pieces that are hand stitched together and onto which are stitched nine patches. The length is not a full loom width; it was cut down one side which accounts for its narrow size.

It is dyed in the katazome or stencil resist dyed method and the cotton has almost a crepe texture. The pattern of crosses  are rendered in such a way as to suggest they were brushed on. The pattern was stenciled on both sides of the cloth.

It is a charmingly straightforward repeat that is further enhanced by the addition of contrasting patches.

Please note some overall light fading and wear, but this is not surprising given that this is a boro textile and one that is expected to show wear and offer a sense of history by its used condition.


A Length of Patched Katazome Cotton: Bold Pattern