Striped Cotton Fabric Panel, Indigo and Safflower
- Indigo and "benibana", or safflower, dyed striped cotton fabric panel from a futon cover
- "Benibana" dye produces a range of coral, pink, orange, and red tones, and is very sensitive to fading with exposure to light
- Circa late nineteenth century
- Approximate dimensions: 56" x 14"
The photos here show one example. Since each one is hand made and has been used over time, there will be variation from one piece to another.