A Patched and Mended Indigo Cotton Jacket: Some Surface Loss

$195.00 USD

early twentieth century
34 1/2" x 45", 87.5 cm x 114 cm

This attractive, tattered and rustic indigo dyed cotton jacket is made of scraps of cloth and shows four types of kasuri or ikat woven cottons that comprise most of the coat.

The kasuri patterns of the base of the jacket are mainly small in scale but the mending patches on the coat are of a bold, large scale kasuri cotton, quite different in flavor from those of the base.

ThereĀ are some areas of surface loss to the coat on front and back and there is some heavy loss to the collar area which is shown on the attached detail photos.

The coat is lined in remnants of various cottons with the interior, bottom showing a very faded flower motif, almost impossible to see.

A handsome, wearable garment with a wonderful distribution of old cloth and very good mending.