Wednesday, February 18, 2015

potd - Chrysanthemum Katazome

Chrysanthemums  (kiku)  were introduced into Japan from China over a thousand years ago. They're the  most common motif that I see on katazome (stencil resist dyeing) indigo futon cover fabric. They symbolise nobility, purity and longevity  - and they're beautiful.  Here are a few I've got in the shop at the moment. They date from late 19th - mid 20th century.

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