An Indigo Dyed Boro Kaya Panel: Patches and Holes
ca. late nineteenth, early twentieth century
61" x 12", 155 cm x 30.5 cm
This is a scrappy and beautiful length of old, Japanese kaya, or an open weave mosquito netting.
This kaya is woven from hemp which has been dyed in indigo: it appears the color has softened and gone quite warm from exposure to air and the elements as the color is a kind of blue/green which is difficult to describe.
On the upper portion of the kaya is a smattering of holes; there is one, lone, indigo dyed cotton patch just under this cluster of holes.
A lovely, boro piece of hand woven kaya, and one with a good dose of character and age.