A Patched Panel from a Tsutsugaki Furoshiki: Two Colors
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late nineteenth, early twentieth century
60" x 13", 152.5 cm 33 cm
The reason for the slight curve on this patched length of two-color tsutsugaki dyed length of cotton is because it was taken from a furoshiki or a wrapping/carrying cloth. The furoshiki was no doubt heavily used during its lifetime and the cotton fabric became misshapen from being pulled tight to be tied around bundles of burden.
The pattern is a sliver the original furoshiki which may have been four panels in total. It shows a portion of a large-scale arabesque and one-half a kamon or family crest. This is all rendered in a green ground (indigo dye overdyed with a yellow dyestuff) and blue figures which are outlined by resist dyed white lines.
There are two patches on this slightly faded, hand woven cloth which shows a graphic appeal and is rich in color, tone and visual excitement.