A Very Patched Length of Hemp Kaya: Overdyed Indigo
ca. early twentieth century
74" x 12 1/2", 188 cm x 31.5 cm
This is a handsome and wonderful length of boro, rustic, over dyed indigo hemp cloth. This is a panel from a kaya or mosquito netting, hence the very loose, open weave of the cloth.
The color is a deep green which is a very true, pine needle green. The hemp yarns are wiry and have taken the dye in a slightly uneven fashion, which adds to the country appeal of this length.
There are six patches applied to this boro length.
This is a charming and really lovely length of old, hemp boro kaya with very good patching and lots of character.