A Long Piece of Overdyed Hemp Kaya: Green Colored Netting
ca. early to mid twentieth century
78" x 12", 198 cm x 30.5 cm
This is a wonderful--and quite long-- length of rustic, over dyed indigo dyed hemp cloth. This is a panel from a kaya, or mosquito netting, hence the relatively open weave of the cloth.
The color is a beautiful,warm green that was achieved by first dyeing the length in indigo, then overdyeing it in a yellow dyestuff. In most probability, both the indigo and yellow dyes are naturally derived.
This is a lovely length of cloth that shows a light patina and some subtle marks from wear, but overall it in good shape.