A Length of Rustic Katazome Dyed Cotton: Large Repeat

$95.00 USD

early twentieth century
59 1/4" x 12 3/4", 150.5 cm x 32.5 cm

This is a generously sized length of indigo dyed katazome cotton whose repeat pattern is done in large scale.

The design is based on a floral concept that is centered within a network of a riff on shippo tsunagi or interlocking circles.

Background is a dark, dark blue and the designs are highlighted with a faded orange pigment dye: the color has gone somewhat yellow/orange.

The pattern itself is flawed due to the dyeing process; there is charm in this. An example of the smudged pattern can be seen on the second detail photo after the lead photo.

It is a gloriously spirited design and one with a great deal of personality. The flawed resist dyeing adds rustic charm.

This is a delightful, visually appealing length of old katazome cotton.