A Stitched Cotton Fragment: Indigo Dyed Cotton Boro
late nineteenth, early twentieth century
23" x 13 1/4", 58.5 cm x 33.5 cm
This small piece of hand spun, hand woven, indigo dyed cotton boro cloth is sashiko stitched in a broken, white line that meanders and turns on itself much the same way an artist's drawing may do.
The fragment is two layers thick, and the quirky sashiko line is in low contrast to the dark indigo background, which is of good quality cotton.
An artful piece of good, old Japanese indigo.