A Two Panel Katazome Boro: Asa No Ha Patch

$60.00 USD

ca. late nineteenth, early twentieth century
36" x 26", 91.5 cm x 66 cm

What an attractive 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 in two particular placed where two small holes--shown in accompanying photos--have formed.

There is a really lovely, contrasting cotton patch on the bottom of this two panel piece, the cotton cloth showing the familiar and traditional asa no ha or hemp leaf pattern.

This is a really beautiful, old cloth, probably taken from a futon cover.

Very appealing.

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A Two Panel Katazome Boro: Asa No Ha Patch