A Very Tattered and Patched Kasuri Diaper: Layers and Mending

$50.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
24 1/4" x 12 1/2", 61.5 cm x 31.5 cm

This is a tattered, layered, frayed, patched and mended piece of indigo dyed kasuri cotton.

Its size and proportions indicate that this was probably once a diaper which makes sense because diapers were textiles last in the long line of textile recycling.

This cloth offers so many details which are interesting for those who care about mending--to see the number of patches and the amount of stitched repair to this cloth is a visual journey of singular value.

Humble and wonderful.