Katazome Nobori Bata - Overdyed Indigo Crest
Vintage nobori fragment.
Nobori is a Japanese banner. Typically they are long, narrow flags, attached to a pole with a cross-rod to hold the fabric straight out and prevent it from furling around the rod; this way the field is always visible and identifiable.
This particular fragment makes for a great display piece. It is on rather unusual grey ground cloth, which has perhaps been overdyed with indigo. Katazome stencil has been added.
In overall good condition, with staining and wear - but wonderful atmosphere.
Dimensions: Length: 67"; Width: 27.5"