Antique Indigo Katazome Cloth -80
Antique Indigo Floral Katazome are very rare. Also known as, Lan Yin Hua Bu, can still be found in the country side villages, dating back 100 years.
This particular cloth measures 130cm x 88 cm andAntique Indigo Floral Katazome. The cloth is in very good condition for its age. A great piece of fabric for inspiration for patterns, colour and texture.
The back of this cloth is of particular interest with beautiful original boro patching, known as ‘pin bu’ in Mandarin.
There are 2 main types of antique indigo katazome cloth:
- Antique Indigo Floral Katazome : ‘Wrap cloths’ used to store and carry personal items were folded at the corners and tied together. A symbolic silk flying bat, sewn in one corner was a sign of prestige
- Others are Rectangular: these were traditionally bed covers, often given as wedding presents or for children’s bedding. The symbols and designs were to wish long life, prosperity and a happy life together or good luck with the children’s exams.
Check out how these beautiful cloths can be used for home collection and accessories on our website here.
This Antique Indigo Floral Katazome cloth with a repeat pattern is exceptionally beautiful and inspiring to designers interested in the colour, texture and patterns of these unique textiles.
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ANTIQUE INDIGOVintage indigo patched scarf is made from Increasingly rare examples of Lan Yin Hua Bu can still be found in the country side villages, dating back 60 to 100 years. The cotton was hand woven, which is no longer made and gives the cloth a unique texture and feel. The fading was achieved through the years of use and being hand washed on river stones. Rectangular cloths: these were traditionally bed covers, often given as wedding presents or for children’s bedding. The symbols and designs were to wish long life, prosperity and a happy life together or good luck with the exams. There are 2 styles of cloth pattern:
- Narrative pattern with symbols of good luck arranged with a central medallion