A Pigment Dyed Stenciled Fragment: Lyrical Design

$75.00 USD

early twentieth century
40" x 13", 101.5 cm x 33 cm

This length of cotton cloth was stenciled in what seems to be a pigment-based dye; the surface of the cloth is stiff from the application of this dark, grey dye stuff.

The design is really lovely and delicate. It shows a repeat pattern of two stylized variations on the paulownia motif which are diagonally-oriented and connected by linear and lyrical arabesques.

As described above, the cotton is slightly stiff from the pigment dye--it has the same texture as cloth that has been starched.

A beautifully designed and dyed length of cotton from old Japan.

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A Pigment Dyed Stenciled Fragment: Lyrical Design