出雲更紗 ・ “IZUMO SARASA”
幾何学文様 ・ GEOMETRIC MOTIF
STENCILED SURFACE PIGMENTS
ON HANDSPUN BROWN COTTON
HAND-DRAWN RICE PASTE RESISTED
HOMESPUN, HANDWOVEN COTTON
DYED IN BOTANICAL INDIGO AND SAFFLOWER
LATE 19C/EARLY 20C
Yu-age were used in the San-in region
to dry infants after they had been bathed.
Their eyes were dabbed with the benibana corner,
in the belief that safflower would prevent illness.