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(picture kasuri)

Otafuku (old woman) and tsuru (crane)

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

Cranes are an auspicious symbol representing long life, good fortune, marital love and fidelity. These birds pair for life.

This Piece Can Be Added To Your Kasuri/Textile Collection, Become A Project Textile, and/or Made Into A Decorative Wall Hanging.

If you want to make this charming textile into a wall hanging, then consider purchasing the exquisite natural dark bamboo hanging rods as seen on the same page as you found this kasuri piece.
Age
Early 1900s
Fabric hand loomed 100% Cotton.
Size
13 inches X 2.1 feet
34 X 65 cm

Condition
Very Good Overall Condition, No spots or rips.

We have washed & ironed this textile, it is ready to display as wall art, to add to your kasuri textile collection or use in your sewing project.
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