A Short and Beautiful Boro Length: Katazome Dyeing
ca. late nineteenth, early twentieth century
46" x 13 3/4", 117 cm x 35 cm
What an attractive length of boro cotton.
The base of this boro textile is of indigo dyed katazome cloth, the pattern shown on the cloth is an extremely traditional motif which was used primarily for bedding, that of large-scale peonies within a field of arabesque.
The length is stitched from two separate pieces, and on this length there are five prominently placed, hand stitched patches. Three patches are striped cottons (each a different stripe) and two are plain, faded indigo.
The cloth has been lightly starched.
It is a really pleasant-looking, boro textile, with good age and an artful placing of its patches.