This is a katazome indigo-dyed cotton fragment. The faded colors are very beautiful.
Katazome is a Japanese technique of stencil resist dyeing that involves drawing rice-paste designs on cloth, dyeing the cloth, and then washing off the paste.
This one is printed with a Chinese character meaning "hawk. This is a very old item. It has not been washed to preserve its texture.
Material: Cotton 100%
Measures: 33cm × 78cm (12in × 30in)
Vintage Japanese indigo dyed Boro fragment
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