Asian Tribal Art - Katazome Strip, Japan

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Katazome Strip, Japan

Katazome strip
Hand loomed cotton, indigo

78" long (197.7 cm) by 13" (33 cm) wide
Late 19th to early 20th century
Ex Fifi White, Berkeley, California

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 cranes (tsuru) and sea turtles, symbolizing marital love, fidelity and longevity. This was likely part of an old futon cover. Excellent condition, no holes or spots.


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