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Boro Futon - Antique Indigo Cottons


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Antique Japanese boro futonji with many patches and thousands of sashiko stitches.

Wide array of antique variegated Japanese hand loomed cotton textiles all held together with dense sashiko stitching, displaying a beautiful geometry of variegated indigo cottons. 

Of note is the indigo kumo or "spiderweb" shibori cotton patch on the lower left, and just above it a tsutsugaki floral pattern, perhaps salvaged from an old furoshiki or other textile.

In just one futonji we have several good examples of different Japanese techniques--sashikokasuritsutsugakishibori--arranged in an unintended and artful pattern.  

This is a very large and excellent example of a Japanese boro folk textile, and a collectible piece.

Dimensions: 52.5 x 78.5 in; 133 x 199cm
Late 1800s to early 1900s

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