A Tsutsugaki Dyed Cotton Length: Repeated Motifs
early twentieth century
60 1/2" x 13", 152.5 cm x 33 cm
This handsome length of indigo dyed cotton was dyed in the tsutsugaki method which is a freehand-drawn resist technique where rice paste is applied directly onto cloth using a paper cone which resembles a pastry bag.
Down the length of this cloth are five hand-resisted motifs in two designs, presumably family crests. The designs are grey and are outlined in white.
The cloth is most certainly hand loomed and the cotton yarns seem to be hand spun.
A really attractive length of old tsutsugaki cotton cloth with a boldly graphic appeal.