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(picture kasuri)

Tengu and Otafuku (old woman) Images

Tengu are said to be oni, half-man and half bird that live in the woods and love to play tricks on humans. Sometimes they have beaks, but most of the time they are represented with having a long nose instead. They are excellent swordsman and also they are often portrayed as vicious beings, wielding the demon mask. their image became softer over time, giving them a protective nature, but still describing them as beings to be careful of.

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 has a sexual connotation and is considered a fertility symbol. The images shows Otafuku as she appears as a ceremonial mask.
Early 1900s
Fabric hand loomed 100% Cotton.
14 inches X 2.3 feet
35 X 70 cm
Very Good 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.
Comment 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.

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