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A Beautiful Shibori and Katazome Mat

Written on February 8, 2012

The indigo dyed shibori and katazome mat I am showing today is beautiful in its simplicity and straightforwardness–or at least I think so.   It is made of very nice hand spun,  hand loomed cotton, two loom widths, that have been hand stitched together.The shibori is stitched, quite a direct process.  The patch is a fabulously weathered piece of old katazome cotton cloth showing plum blossoms and pine needles.  The katazome cloth is most likely from the mid to late 19th century; the shibori is probably from the early 20th century.   The piece measures 44″ x 25″ or 111.5 cm x 63.5 cm.

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  1. Comment by onesmallstitch:

    one has to wonder what the maker was thinking. wanting something beautiful with materials at hand. the colours are lovely, like a fine art piece matted

    February 8, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

  2. Comment by YHBHS blog interiors + art:


    February 15, 2012 @ 1:48 am