A Kasuri Sample Book: Small Figured Indigo Dyed Cotton
mid twentieth century
as shown: 4 1/4" x 7 1/4", 11 cm x 18.5 cm
This is a book of 13 samples of small figure kasuri cotton, dyed in indigo.
Each leaf is fashioned from a folded piece of indigo dyed cotton so the actual width of each piece is twice what is shown above.
This is a merchant's sample book and each of the samples in the book are of a pattern very close in design to one another and more than likely the book was used to sell full bolts of kasuri cotton with the intention of stitching a kimono from the full bolt.
A collectible item, and reccommeded.