A Length of Rustic Hand Plied Hemp Kaya: Patched Mosquito Netting

$120.00 USD

late nineteenth, early twentieth century
80" x 13", 203.5 cm x 33 cm

This is a particularly good length of rustic hemp mesh cloth that has faded to a lovely pale green-blue tone. 

This is a panel from a kaya or mosquito netting, hence the very loose, open weave of the cloth; the color is a very warm blue that can leave you wondering, "is this blue, or is this green?" 

The color might vary depending on the ambient light conditions; the hemp yarns are wiry and have taken the dye in a slightly uneven fashion, which adds to the country appeal of this length. The yarns are old and hand plied: the texture they lend this length is just beautiful.

The three applied patches, each with mending stitches, add charm to this good sized length of old hemp mesh.

A very good old kaya panel, notable for its rustic hand plied yarns.