Bedding cover (futonji)

Japanese
late Meiji
late 19th–early 20th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Length x width: 139.7 x 127 cm (55 x 50 in.)

Accession Number

2012.1068

Medium or Technique

Cotton, indigo, freehand paste resist (tsutsugaki)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Resist

Futon cover made of four panels stitched together. Dark green with blue and white arabesque motif created through paste resist dyeing. Top and bottom edges are hemmed, sides are selvedges.

Provenance

1988, sold at Araiyakusi Temple antique market, Tokyo, Japan to Tomie Nagano, West Roxbury, MA; 2012, gift of Nagano to the MFA. (Accession date: December 12, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Wayne E. Nichols and Tomie Nagano in memory of Towako Ogasawara