set of tsutsugaki textile fragments, Japan, Meiji (circa 1880), cm 50x35 each. Three fragments from what should have been a truly great looking futon cover, or maybe a sleeping kimono (yogi). The overall design seems to have been that of a labyrinth of scrolling white and indigo peonies, lovely rendered in the ‘tsutsugaki’ technique on a moss green ground. Hand-spun and hand-woven cotton cloth, where its evident use (and subsequent washings) definitively enhance the look as visible from detail images. Maybe something for the spoiled collector.
price:  SOLD