A Narrow Strip of Beautifully Designed Kasuri: Indigo Dyed Cotton
early twentieth century
59 1/2" x 7", 151 cm x 18 cm
This narrow strip of indigo dyed cotton was woven in the kasuri method which means that the yarns were resisted before they were dyed, so when they are woven, designs or images appear in the woven cloth.
In this case there is a beautiful, unusual combination of weft-based images of ivy which are interspersed by a very handsome square composed of intersecting narrow bars of pale blue. A wonderfully odd pairing of beautiful images, this simple length of hand woven cotton has its own type of beauty.
In good, used condition.