Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Yukikazu Iwasa, in memory of Seizaburo and Shizuko Iwasa, 2012
Not on view
A fragment of large kalamkari cotton, a frayed red border frames this textile on two sides. The design has two major registers by a horizontal floral band. The top section contains a row of alternating tall and short flowering plants set against a natural undyed background. Though similar in format each plant is a unique composition. The lower register contains a flower and vine pattern that repeats twice; this section was executed using red, blue, green, and ocher dyes. Finely drawn resist-dyed floral meanders infill the section divider.