A Length of Weft-Based Kasuri: Tortoiseshell

$65.00 USD

late nineteenth, early twentieth century
48" x 13 1/4", 122 cm x 33.5 cm

This is a lovely length of indigo dyed cotton kasuri weaving with a bold and soft graphic pattern of weft-based design. The repeat, geometric pattern is that of the tortoiseshell, a common motif in Japanese folk textiles and it confers a wish for long life.

This length was probably taken from a futon cover which was probably madeĀ for a bride's trousseau, hence the auspiciously woven pattern.

The length was worn hard as there are three mending stitches on the reverse side.

A beautiful length of kasuri cloth.

A Length of Weft-Based Kasuri: Tortoiseshell