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Item Tsutsugaki Indigo Cotton Yogi Textile

Clan Family Crest, Cranes And 3 Friends Of Winter.

This was once a sleeping yogi garment.

See reverse side photo #25 & 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 (sleeping garment).
Late 1800s to Early 1900s
Fabric 100% Cotton
4.7 X 5.6 feet
143 X 170 cm
Medium-Heavy Weight, Strong, Thick, Soft Fabric,
1.1 lb, 500 g
Very Good Condition Has 2 small 1 inch (2cm) very neatly done patch.

Very Good image registration.
Comments For the Japanese, the crane symbolizes marital love and fidelity because cranes are monogamous, pairing for life, devoted mates in all seasons.

The Three Friends of Winter, also known as "Sho Chiku Bai" in Japanese, are the pine, bamboo, and plum plants seen on this textile. These evergreen plants are closely interwoven with the spiritual and physical life of the Japanese people. Together they symboize "virtue, long life & happiness." The Japanese observed that the pine, bamboo and plum do not wither as the cold days deepen into the winter season unlike many other plants.

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