Asian Tribal Art - Katazome Strip, Japan

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Katazome strip
Hand loomed cotton, indigo

70" long (195 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 very traditional floral motif with a very soft hand from age and use. This was likely part of an old futon cover. Very good condition, two small tears: one 1/2" L-shaped tear near one end.


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