A Patched Kaya Length: Overdyed Hemp Mesh
ca. early to mid twentieth century
68" x 12 1/2", 173 cm x 31.5 cm
This is a wonderful length of rustic, over dyed indigo hemp cloth. This is a panel from a kaya or mosquito netting, hence the very loose, open weave of the cloth.
The color is a very warm blue green which looks more blue or more green depending on the ambient light conditions; the hemp yarns are wiry and have taken the dye in a slightly uneven fashion, which adds to the country appeal of this length.
The one, lone patch with its lovely stitching adds charm to this good sized length.