Length of textile (panel from a quilt cover)

A length of textile (once a section of a quilt cover) dyed in a complex white-on-blue design of a large grid alternating pictorial motifs and various checks or plaids, all dyed with ikat. The design gives the suggestion of patchwork, but is a single skilled construction of well-planned dyeing and weaving.

Historical period(s)
Meiji, Taisho, or Showa era, early 20th century
Medium
Cotton
Dimensions
H x W: 168.5 × 33.3 cm (66 5/16 × 13 1/8 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of the Jeffrey Krauss Collection of Japanese Textiles
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2016.5
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Costume and Textile
Type

Textile

Keywords
Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), Showa era (1926 - 1989), Taisho era (1912 - 1926)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

A length of textile (once a section of a quilt cover) dyed in a complex white-on-blue design of a large grid alternating pictorial motifs and various checks or plaids, all dyed with ikat. The design gives the suggestion of patchwork, but is a single skilled construction of well-planned dyeing and weaving.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
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