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Japanese Antique Textile Asa Cloth with Tsutsugaki Shrimp

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1300897

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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Asa (hemp) cloth with tsutsugaki shrimp which is an auspicious motif. It symbolizes longevity showing that one can live long till having the waist bended. It is made of asa (hemp) and the wefts and warps are hand-plied. It is colored with pigments. 19th century. In good condition but has some wear, stains and indigo color faded parts. 90cm x 65cm