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Japanese Antique Textile Tsutsugaki Futon Cover

Japanese Antique Textile Tsutsugaki Futon Cover

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1920: Item # 1151586

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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This is a futonji made of hand-spun cotton dyed with natural indigo. It has motif of "orizuru", cranes made of origami, which is hand-drawn with tsutsugaki. It is one of the resist dyeing techniques which is free-hand drawing with a cone-shaped tool using rice paste for resist. It has a green cotton lining which is also hand-spun and vegetable dyed. In good condition but has some color faded parts and a hole in the lining. Late 19th to early 20th century. 164cm x 184cm