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Item Indigo Geometric E-Gasuri (picture kasuri) Pattern Futon Cover
Temari Ball and Hagoita (game paddle) Images.
Early 1900s
Fabric 100% Cotton Homespun, Hand Loomed.
4 separate panels hand stitched together to make this complete textile.
4.2 X 4.8 feet
127 X 145 cm
Thick fabric, medium-heavy weight
0.7 lbs, 306 g
Very Good Condition, No Spots, No Holes
We have washed & ironed this textile, it is ready to display as wall art or for use in your project.
(ref Wiki)
Hanetsuki is a Japanese traditional game played with a rectangular wooden paddle called a hagoita and a brightly colored shuttlecock, similar to badminton but without a net. Often played by girls at the New Year, the game can be enjoyed two ways: by one person attempting to keep the shuttlecock aloft as long as possible, or by two people hitting it back and forth. Girls who fail to hit the shuttlecock get marked on the face with India Ink.

Temari balls are a folk art form that originated in China and was introduced to Japan around the 7th century A.D. "Temari" means "hand ball" in Japanese. Temari are highly valued and cherished gifts, symbolizing deep friendship and loyalty. Also, the brilliant colors and threads used are symbolic of wishing the recipient a brilliant and happy life. Traditionally, temari were often given to children from their parents on New Year's Day. Inside the tightly wrapped layers of each ball, the mother would have placed a small piece of paper with a goodwill wish for her child. The child would never be told what wish his or her mother had made while making the ball.

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