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Japanese Antique Textile Asa Yogi Okuso Stuffed

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1151617

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Haruko Watanabe
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3-6-15-1605 Koyama, Shinagawa-Ku
Tokyo, Japan

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This is a yogi, a kind of futon shape of kimono. The outside cloth is asa (hemp) and the lining is cotton katazome ( stencil-dye ) and asa cloth. All the cloth are hand-woven and vegetable dyed. It is stuffed with "okuso" which is hemp wastes produced in making of hemp threads. In cold regions such as Tohoku, cotton was very precious as it could not grow so that "okuso" was stuffed instead of cotton. It is very heavy. In good condition except for a few small holes and some mending patches. 19th century. 150cm x 150cm