A Long Sliver of Green and Black Katazome Cloth:
ca. late nineteenth century
57" x 8", 145 cm x 20 cm
This long sliver of katazome dyed cotton cloth is shaped in this way because it was likely taken from a yogi or an oversized kimono shaped duvet or bedcover.
It is of a nicely heavy cotton, hand spun and hand loomed, and the color is a rich dark green which has been been resisted and overdyed in deep blue or black. The result is a velvety green-black color combination showing a pattern of karakusa or arabesque and stylized spatterdock or kohone leaves.
Please note that the smaller dimension noted above describes the size of the wider of the two ends.