Asian Tribal Art - Katazome Strip, Japan

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Katazome strip
Hand loomed cotton, indigo

69" long (175 cm) by 13" (33 cm) wide
Late 19th to early 20th century
Ex collection Fifi White, Berkeley, California

Scaly horned dragons are dispersed among the clouds in this cotton stencil-dyed indigo katazome strip. Katazome refers to the resist dye technique using rice paste and bran squeezed through a stencil (katagami) to produce beautiful repeat patterns.


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