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Item Indigo Geometric E-Gasuri (picture kasuri) Pattern Futon Cover

Crane and Turtle images.
Early 1900s
Fabric 100% Cotton Homespun, Hand Loomed.

4 separate panels hand stitched together to make this complete textile.
4.4 X 4.9 feet
133 X 150 cm

Thick fabric, heavy-medium weight
0.9 lbs, 422 g
Very Good Condition
No Holes, No Spots, No Tears.

We have washed & ironed this textile, it is ready to display as wall art or for use in your project.
Comments Crane and Turtle

The Japanese connection to the crane and turtle dates back to China’s introduction of these allegorical animals into Japan about the same time as Buddhism spread into the Japanese archipelago around 550 AD.

Japanese are very fond of an old proverb, "Cranes live 1,000 years, turtles 10,000." In Japan, the crane and the turtle are mystical and holy creatures which symbolize 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 visualization quickly became well established in Japan and flourished in the lives of all social classes.

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