Bedding cover (futonji)

Japanese
late Meiji
late 19th–early 20th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Length x width: 148.6 x 132.1 cm (58 1/2 x 52 in.)

Accession Number

2012.1070

Medium or Technique

Cotton, indigo, ikat (kasuri)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Resist

Bedding cover of four strips of fabric seamed together. Dark colored indigo blue with white geometric patterning creating through ikat (kasuri) weaving. Top and bottom edges are raw, while the edges are selvedges.

Provenance

1989, sold by an antique shop, Kyoto, 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