A Length of Patched Sakiori: Wonderful Color
ca. early to mid twentieth century
60" x 12 1/4", 152.5 cm x 31 cm
Simply beautiful. This length of cotton sakiori cloth is rich in texture and beautiful, overall coloration.
The color at first glance is a kind of rich, river rock beige: when looking at it more closely you can see that the weft is shot through with wonderful and variegated colors which add a visual interest to the length--and an enhanced beauty to the overall color.
This length seems extracted from a larger piece, probably a kotatsugake or a cover for a traditional Japanese heating device. There are two, indigo dyed kasuri cotton patches affixed to the proper, left edge.
The piece is in very good condition; the texture is slubby and wonderful.
This is a very, very good length of sakiori cloth.