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Sample, woven 86.9.1
Two pieces of woven silk sewn together. Fabric is dark brown with ivory flecks. There is a note on fabric that is very difficult to read, possibly describing the weaving and dye technique. Old catalog card says it is twice woven, mud dyed. Handwoven silk in brown and natural fine check formed by resist effect of dying in mud in first weaving....View Full Record
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Sample, woven 86.9.2
Piece of white silk with oriental figures in black and red. Business card is from Kasuri Dyeworks. "Gosen Silk" as well as Japanese writing is on back. (maker's stamps)...View Full Record
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Sample 86.9.3a
Short wide length of Shibori dyed cotton plain weave fabric. Stitched pucker and color areas include dots of white and indigo covering large areas next to light and dark indigo blue field. White pucker lines form petals, stems and leaves; yellow, white and pink circles mark peteals and anther spots....View Full Record
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Sample 86.9.3b
Short, wide length of Shibori-dyed cotton cloth. Background is deep indigo blue with dyed and puckered mauve flowers, white lines and leaf outlines, yellow and white "petals" and ornage floral outlines. Two selvedges and two raw cut edges. Painted mark: "SZH-5"...View Full Record