A Short Length of Katazome Dyed Chrysanthemums: Chinese Motif
early twentieth century
26 1/2" x 13 1/2", 67.25 cm x 34.25 cm
This short length of well-dyed katazome cotton shows a fairly unusual depiction of chrysanthemums: they are shown in front of what appears to be a Chinese-style architectural lattice; the geometry of the lattice acts as a lovely foil against the organic forms of the chrysanthemum blooms.
The flowers are richly rendered and the cloth is dyed in a deep indigo blue. This is contrasted with a medium grey tone that adds depth to the overall design.
A beautiful length of katazome cotton in good condition with a slightly unusual design.