A Resist Dyed Festival Belt: Horizontal Stripes
ca. early to mid twentieth century
50" x 2 3.4", 127 cm x 7 cm
This narrow length of boldly patterned cotton cloth is said to be a belt that would have been worn with a festival coat or happi.
The cotton is resist dyed indigo in wide, regular, stripes; the cloth itself is one-half loom width which has been vertically folded to produce this narrow length.
A delightful and appealing cotton cloth with an interesting history, and one that was witness to some vigorous and rollicking good times at local, sake-fueled matsuri or celebration.