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Item
Cotton Indigo Kasuri Panel
Geometric Design
Fabric
100% cotton, Medium-heavy Weight, Deep Blue Indigo. Handspun and Hand Loomed
Size
14 X 62 Inches (35.5 X 157cm)
Age
Mid to Early 1900's
Condition
Excellent
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Kasuri textiles are woven with fibers dyed (indigo) specifically to create patterns and images in the fabric. It is an Ikat technique. During the dying process, white threads are bundled together in a predetermined way so that when loomed, a geometric or picture design is created in the textile. The Japanese are credited with originating the picture design technique. The outline of either design is slightly fuzzy, an idiosyncratic feature of kasuri.