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Item Tsutsugaki Green Cotton Marital Celebratory Futon Cover
Age
Late 1800s to Early 1900s
Fabric 100% Cotton
Size
5.1 X 6.9 feet
155 X 210 cm
Heavy-Medium Weight, Strong, Thick, Soft Fabric,
1.3 lb, 631 g
Condition
Very Good Condition A couple of very small holes as seen in photos.

Bright Colors, especially the reds.

Image registration is precise.

1st pop-up photo shows original photo. All the remaining photos have been brightened. True colors somewhere between the 1st & the others. Very little difference in the 2 photos.
Comments Dramatic compositiion.

Subject of this tsutsugaki is an old Japanese game played by the upper classes; Kai Awase. The game originated in the 12th century, Heinan Period.

Angelika... If you want to know more about this game, I found an excellent narrative about it in Flowers, Dragons, Pine Trees by Mary Dusenbury, page 248. If you don't have this book, I can copy and email the text to you.


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