A Patched Katazome Boro Panel: Stylized Pattern
late nineteenth century
60" x 13", 152.5 cm x 33 cm
This length of indigo dyed cotton shows a katazome or stencil resist dyed pattern of a stylized floral motif in the midst of a field of karakusa or arabesque.
The cotton is of beautiful quality and is hand woven; the dyeing, too, is skillful and the pattern is really enjoyable to look at. The color is faded indigo, and in this case, we are looking at the proper back side of the cloth, so the katazome dyeing is not as clear as can be seen if you flip this length over.
There are three hand stitched patches to this length: a solid blue cotton, a kasuri cotton and striped cotton, each of which brings a pop of color and contrast to this beautifully worn length of boro cloth.
Very beautiful; in good, used condition.