Asian Tribal Art - Ikat futon cover fragment (futonji), Japan

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Ikat futon cover fragment (futonji)
San-in region, western Honshu, Japan
Hand loomed cotton, indigo

58" (147.3 cm) long by 13" (33 m) wide
Late 19th to early 20th century
Ex Fifi White, Berkeley, California

The design motif for this kasuri ikat is a turtle and a mythical jewel. The condition of this piece is excellent, with one small area of broken threads, barely visible. Below is a photo taken with my phone of the entire piece; it is not at all faded, but the light from the window makes it appear uneven at the bottom.

See the same pattern at the Fowler Museum's website:


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