Asian Tribal Art - Katazome Strip, Japan

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Katazome strip
Hand loomed cotton, indigo
and madder
74" long (187.5 cm) by 13.5" (34.2 cm) wide
Late 19th to early 20th century

Katazome refers to the resist dye technique using rice paste and bran squeezed through a stencil (katagami) to produce beautiful repeat patterns. This is a graceful composition of flowers and karakusa arabesques and was likely part of an old futon cover. In excellent condition with no holes or spots.



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