A Panel from a Katazome Dyed Furoshiki: Indigo Dyed Cotton
ca. early twentieth century
59" x 13 1/2", 150 cm X 34 cm
This simple and graphic, indigo dyed, hand woven cotton panel is taken from a furoshiki, a traditional wrapping cloth.
The cotton is sturdy and strong and the resist dyeing shows two kanji, or Chinese characters, no doubt the name of the family or entity who owned the furoshiki when it was intact.
A lovely little piece of cloth, the indigo dye is dark and earthy and the resist dyeing is in good contrast to it.