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Item
katazome Indigo
Fabric
100% cotton, hand loomed, homespun cotton, medium heavy
Size
14 X 41 Inches (35.5 X 104 cm)
Age
Late 1800s to Early 1900's
Condition
Excellent
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katazome is a form of paste resist surface design. A paste is made from rice flour and is painted through a stencil, on a piece of white cloth, to define a pattern. Wherever the paste sticks to the cloth, it will resist, or prevent, any color from staining that spot, when you icmerse the cloth in a dye bath.

The paste is washed off once the dyeing is complete and the pattern created from the stencil and paste, is revealed.