Asian Tribal Art - Katazome Strip, Japan

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Katazome strip
Hand loomed cotton, indigo

68" long (172 cm) by 13" (33 cm) wide
Late 19th to early 20th century

The heads of dragons float on swirling wisps of 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.

Ex collection Fifi White, Berkeley, California. Published in Japanese Folk Textiles: An American Collection, Shikosha Publishing Co. Ltd, Japan, 1988. p. 141, plate no. 125.


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