A Short Length of Indigo Dyed Katazome Cotton: Two Types of Chrysanthemums
early twentieth century
36" x 13", 91.5 cm x 33 cm
This short length of indigo dyed katazome cotton shows a popular motif for this kind of dyeing, that of the chrysanthemum.
Where this piece of cotton is concerned, the chrysanthemum is shown in two stylized forms which alternate up the two columns of the design.
The cloth shows wear from age and some light fading which is to be expected of indigo dyed cotton almost 100 years old.