A Resist Dyed Cotton Panel: Hand Spun Yarns
ca. late nineteenth, early twentieth century
112" x 13", 284 cm x 33 cm
This is wonderful, long piece of beautifully hand loomed cotton which is woven from hand spun cotton yarns and which is dyed a deep, blue-black indigo color.
This length is double what is shown on the accompanying photos. As it was taken from a kimono, its 112"/ 284 cm length shows a cut in the center of this piece which is where the kimono would rest on the shoulder. What would have been the front side of the kimono is dyed indigo, while what would have been the proper, back side of the kimono shows half a large, resist-dyed mon or family crest or mark.
The large, one-half mon is dyed using a stencil; it is resisted with rice paste. When looking carefully at the mon, you will notice extremely faint, almost imperceptible staining and a few snags to the hand spun cotton.
A rich length of old, hand loomed cloth, and a really lovely textile from old Japan.