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Item Tsutsugaki Indigo Cotton Former Yogi Which Was Repurposed Into A Futon Cover.

Please see the full reverse side photo #25 to note the very center panel which is about 1/2 width of the others. The presence of this narrow panel indicates that it was formally a yogi.

Tthis textile is brighter in the photos than when held in hand.
Late 1800s to Early 1900s
Fabric 100% Cotton
4.9 X 5.5 feet
150 X 168 cm
Medium-Heavy Weight, Strong, Thick, Soft Fabric,
1.0 lb, 474 g
Very Good Condition Has 2 nicely stitched repair patches as seen in photo, reverse side.

Note.....Someone may have added more red color to the crane's red crest. Could have been added recently or long ago, difficult to detect when it occurred.

Good image registration.
Comments Dramatic yet peaceful composition.

A single large crane flying around a pine tree. The viewer's eye is immediately drawn to the center image of the red crested crane.

Japanese legend says the sacred crane lives one thousand years. The Japanese red crested crane (grus japonensis) is most famous as the symbol of peace and long life. They also symbolize marital love and fidelity because these cranes are monogamous, pairing for life, devoted mates in all seasons.

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