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Antique Japanese Woven Futon Cover with Ho-Oh

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1920: Item # 1249367
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Antique cotton woven futon cover, dyed indigo and then dyed again with a paste resist technique with the image of the ho-oh or fenghuang, a mythological bird in Asian culture, about to touch down upon a kiri wood branch with budding flowers, representing Japan. Minor damage due to age. Meiji period (1868-1912) Size: (with board) 84" height, 72" length, (futon only) 67.5" height, 50" length