A Length of Unusual Jishiro Narumi Kongata: Spare, Vertical Pattern

$95.00 USD

early twentieth century
32 1/2" x 13", 32.5 cm x 33 cm

Narumi kongata is a beautiful type of stencil resist cloth which utilizes a set of stencils when used in combination yield a length of cloth that mimicked the look of soft-edged shibori.

Here we see a short length of very good indigo dyed cotton Narumi kongata that  is dyed in the jishiro style, that is to say it is a blue-on-white pattern which is more difficult to achieve than the more regularly-seen white-on-blue pattern.

The pattern is composed of vertically-oriented rows of plant forms: there are rows of clumps of blooms, possibly hydrangeas, interspersed with rows of omodaka leaves, also known as water plantain.

The condition of the length is very good with no visible flaws, stains or nicks to the surface.