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Item E-Gasuri
(picture kasuri)

Wall Hanging

Unusual Otafuku (round faced woman) With A Fan (ogi) Background & Geometric Motifs.

Otafuku is a dumpy, homely, cheery faced figure who’s also a bringer of happiness. At some shrines, she’s given out as an engimono (good luck charm). Otafuku also has a sexual connotation and is considered a fertility symbol. The last image shows Otafuku as she appears as a ceremonial mask.

This textile is fitted with natural bamboo rods at the top and bottom. The top rod holds the hanging cord & the bottom bamboo provides hanging weight.
Early 1900s
Fabric hand loomed 100% Cotton.
13 inches X 2.4 feet
33 X 73 cm

Good Overall Condition

May have a few very small, hardly noticeable, holes.

We have washed & ironed this textile, it is ready to display as wall art or to add to your kasuri textile collection.
Comment We recently acquired a kasuri textile collection, many with unique designs. This is one of those pieces.

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