This is an antique asa(ramie) fabric with lobster design, which is dyed with Tsutsugaki
This fabric is made by hand plied/woven ramie, and it has zestful feeling soft touch.
The age gives this piece zestful tone of indigo blue which has been fading with the passage of time.
There are some flaws including stains and discolorations as well.
Please check photos and a figure for details.
Please enjoy its vibrant vintage design!
*Approx background color - HTML code ( 89B1CE)
*In Japanese, 'asa' includes below three kinds of material. You must feel it strange that 'linen' is included.
'Taima' = Hemp
'Karamushi','Choma' = Ramie
'Ama' = Linen