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12/11 18:02 EST

Meiji Indigo Cotton Futon Cover Pine, Plum, Bamboo
December 2013 Auction by Far East Asian Art

This handsome 19th century Japanese futon cover (“futongawa” or “futonji”) is made of four panels of 100% home spun cotton sewn together lengthwise and then decorated with a resist dyed design of a large pine tree. Meiji period (1868-1912). Rice paste was used as the resist and indigo was used for the two colors of blue -- very dark and a lighter shade of blue...
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