A Short Length of Beautifully Patterned Kasuri: Middle Figure
late nineteenth century
26" x 13 1/4", 66 cm x 33.5 cm
This is a lovely length of indigo dyed cotton cloth that shows a weft-based egasuri or picture kasuri ground.
The imagistic weft-based kasuri images are of a middle-sized and they repeat: they seem to represent folding fans, lanterns or baskets and plum blossoms. The length of cloth is warped with narrow stripes shown in red or orange color.
This is a length of elegant and complicated kasuri cotton with good age and in good condition.