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Antique Indigo Katazome Wraping Cloth


Antique Indigo Katazome Wraping Cloth are very rare. Also known as, Lan Yin Hua Bu, can still be found in the country side villages, dating back 100 years. The cotton was hand woven.

This particular cloth measures 125cm x 125 cm and is an unusual patterns with phoenix, double money, peony flower, bamboo, butterflies in the corners symbolising good luck.  The cloth is in very good condition for its age.

There are 2 main types of antique indigo katazome cloth:

  • This Antique Indigo Katazome Wraping Cloth is the Square: ‘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.