A Rustic Length of Tsutsugaki Cotton: Flower Forms

$120.00 USD

early twentieth century
58" x 12 3/4", 147 cm x 32.5 cm

This is a length of indigo dyed cotton which was decorated in the tsutsugaki or freehand drawn resist method. It is a panel taken from a furoshiki, a traditional wrapping cloth.

The drawing on this panel is charmingly rustic: the hand is shaky and the image of the peonies and arabesque lacks the sophistication often seen on other tsutsugaki textiles, but this is the charm of this panel.

The indigo is deep blue in color and the drawing is bright, undyed cotton. As is very evident from looking at the detail photos here, the resisted lines are uneven and blurred in places.

Please note a small hole on the piece which is indicated on the detail photo which accompanies this post.

Still, all this makes for a lovely, rustic length of tsutsugaki cloth from old Japan.

Really delightful.