Wide bands of dark plum and rosy tan alternate in diagonal bands across this cotton dobby from Japan. The weave of a dobby is distinguished by the thicker threads woven here and there in this lightweight fabric. The plum bands include small flowers outlined in that beige, while multi-colored flowers on the beige bands include gold, red, olive, plum, and very dark turquoise. The dobby fabrics resist wrinkling, and they work well for shirts, tops, vests, and shells.
Cotton from Japan