A Very Beautiful Length of Katazome Cotton: Complex Shippo Tsunagi Pattern

$90.00 USD

ca. late nineteenth century
70" x 13 3/4", 177.75 cm x 34.75 cm 

This is an especially handsome length of indigo dyed katazome cotton, katazome being a stencil resist technique and one of old Japan's most popular methods for decorating cloth.

Taken from a futon cover, this length is composed of two pieces which are hand stitched together to create this entire piece.

The design is complex and beautiful.  The interlocking circles is a traditional Chinese/Japanese design which in Japan is called shippo tsunagi.  The resisted circles are created using a stylized wisteria motif.  Inside each of the circles is a chrysanthemum design which is partially and selectively tinted black as are other areas of this length.

These is one small mending patch and a bit of light fading at both of the short ends, but overall, this length of gorgeous katazome cloth is in very good condition.

Recommended.

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A Very Beautiful Length of Katazome Cotton: Complex Shippo Tsunagi Pattern