Japanese Katazome Cotton. Boro Textile. Natural Indigo Stencil Dyed Folk Fabric (Ref: 1896)
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Length: select from drop menu. *This is the last piece of the original full length shown. 63cm remains*
Width: 34cm / 13.3"
Vintage Japanese katazome* cotton. Late 1800s to early 1900s. Features rice sheaves.
Artisan made, natural indigo, stenciled fabric.
Natural / botanical dye.
Great condition. Sturdy and washable. There is an area of fading at one edge. There are two holes at one end that have been neatly fixed with a boro patch.
This was likely once part of a futon cover or blanket used in a peasant home.
A great example of Japanese folk textiles full of character and antique charm.
*Katazome is a traditional Japanese resist dye technique. A stencil, known as kata, is used to apply a flour and water paste before dipping. These textiles were made by hand from scratch. The weaving, stenciling, dying and often the spinning of the cotton was all done by hand by the artisan. Natural botanical dyes were used, indigo being the most common.
Antique indigo textiles, such as this, are typical of 19th / early 20th century Japanese utilitarian textiles. They would have been used to make domestic items such as futon covers, throws, blankets or clothing. They are highly regarded and collected within Japan and across the world.
In Japan, cotton was highly prized among the peasant class as a warmer alternative to hemp. Indigo dye was the best natural dye available to use with cotton. Indigo cotton became a quintessential Japanese fabric that was never thrown away and always reused. There term boro translates as scrap / rag. Therefore, this category of Japanese textile can simply be referred to as boro.
To learn more about boro take a look at my blog post:
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