A Two Panel Boro Katazome Cloth: One Large Patch
ca. early twentieth century
37" x 27", 94 cm x 68.5 cm
What an attractive, decorative boro cloth.
The base cloth is indigo dyed cotton which was dyed in the katazome or stencil resist method, the image being a rich one, showing paulownia and chrysanthemum blooms amid a field of karakusa or arabesque.
The cotton is elaborately decorated and has become a bit thin in area, giving way slightly in some areas, but the overall exuberance of the pattern conceals any of these flaws to the base fabric..
There is a really lovely, contrasting cotton patch on the bottom of
this two panel piece, the cotton patch is a dull lavender color and shows a nice trail of sashiko stitching which was used to mend a hole under the patch.
This is a really beautiful, old cloth, probably taken from a futon cover.Very appealing.