RARE. Japanese Katazome. Kakishibu Cotton. Boro Textile. Natural Dye. Stencil Dyed. Folk Fabric. Geomeetric Design. (Ref: 1921d)

RARE. Japanese Katazome. Kakishibu Cotton. Boro Textile. Natural Dye. Stencil Dyed. Folk Fabric. Geomeetric Design. (Ref: 1921d)

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Very RARE and unusual. This is one of a kind, I have never seen katazome made with persimmon dye/kakizome. It is very old, very soft cotton. Vintage Japanese katazome* cotton. Late 1800s to early 1900s. Artisan made, natural indigo, stenciled fabric. Natural / botanical dye. This was 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. Length: 126cm / 49.6". Width: 32cm / 12.5". I have more of the same fabric here:

*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 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:

All items are genuine Japanese vintage or antique goods purchased personally in Japan.

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