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Item Long Indigo Geometric E-Gasuri (picture kasuri) Hyotan Gourd Pattern Futon Cover
Age
Early 1900s
Fabric 100% Cotton Homespun, Hand Loomed.
Size
4.1 X 6.2 feet, 125 X 190 cm
4 separate panels hand stitched together to make this complete textile. There is a cross stitched seam measured from the top down 4.5 ft.
Homespun and hand loomed fabrics
Thick fabric, heavy-medium weight
1.1 lbs, 502 g
Condition
Very Good Condition
We have washed & ironed this textile, it is ready to display as wall art or for use in your project.
Comments For the Japanese, gourds signified happiness or success and most importantly.... good luck. Their sometimes comic shapes appealed to the Japanese sense of humor.
After the gourds were cleaned and dried, they were often decorated for use as water, alcohol, medicine flasks or seed containers. They were especially favored for seed storage, and legend often repeated that the seeds held in gourds always bloomed successfully.


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