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Item Tsutsugaki Indigo Cotton Marital Futon Cover

Typically, a wedding present given to the bride and groom by their parents to wish their children a happy and long marriage.

Cranes And Pine Tree Images

This Futon Cover is very special because it is still in its original format. That is, only the cotton batting has been removed and the front and back sides still are sewn together. Most of futon cover textiles have the back fabric removed. Some of the remnants of the interior cotton batting can still be seen in the photographs.
Late 1800s to Early 1900s
Fabric 100% Cotton
4.8 X 5.4 feet
145 X 165 cm
Heavy Weight, Strong, Thick, Soft Fabric
2.3 lb, 1025 g
Front Side With Images In Excellent Condition
Good image registration.
Backing has a few well done hand stitched boro repairs.
We have washed and ironed this textile.
Comments For the Japanese, the crane symbolizes marital love and fidelity because cranes are monogamous, pairing for life, devoted mates in all seasons.

The pine is an evergreen plant and is closely interwoven with the spiritual and physical life of the Japanese people. It symbolizes "virtue, long life & happiness." The Japanese observed that the pine does not wither as the cold days deepen into the winter season unlike many other plants.

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