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Item Crane (tsuru) and Pine (matsu) Branch Design
Age
Late 1800s to Early 1900s
Fabric 100% cotton, hand loomed, homespun cotton, medium-heavy weight, thick. Part of an old futon cover.
Size
13 inches X 2.5 feet
32 X 75 cm
Condition
Very Good Condition
No Holes, No Spots.
Slightly faded, lovely.

We have washed & ironed this textile. It is ready for use in your project.
Comment For the Japanese, the crane is a mystical and holy creature that symbolizes good fortune, prosperity, happiness and longevity. Cranes also represent marital love and fidelity because the birds pair for life, devout couples for all seasons. These affirmative symbols flourished in the lives of all social classes. 

The pine is a symbol of longevity and it's believed gods freely descend into then. A Japanese mythical tale says that two pine trees growing close together were said to be the spirits of a forever faithful married couple.


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