Antique Japanese Textile - Katazome
This antique Japanese katazome textile has been hand sourced in Kyoto, Japan.
Boro textiles are usually sewn from nineteenth and early twentieth century rags and patches of indigo dyed cotton. The diversity of boro textiles is due to the variety of hand-loomed cotton textiles which are patched by hand with sashiko thread. The composition of different patches and mended sections is not planned and therefor holds a beauty and authenticity.
Katazome is a traditional technique using resist paste to create patterns during the dyeing process, areas in the cloth with resist paste will not be dyed during the immersion in the natural indigo vat.
Please note this textile has various worn areas - adding to its beauty. It is one length of fabric - allowing it to be used in multiple creative projects, or made into a wall hanging. The textile pictured has been pinned around the wooden dowel for hanging and photographing.
Antique Japanese patched handwoven cotton fabrics, dated between 1900-1940s.
Naturally dyed with indigo.
Care instructions: cool hand wash with neutral soap.
Measurements: approximately 33.5cm W x 86.5cm L