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Futon Cover with Ikat Geometric Patterns

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Japan, Kurume, Fukuoka prefecture, Futon Cover with Ikat Geometric Patterns, late 19th/early 20th century, cotton with double ikat (warp and weft yarn resist-dyed) designs, Gift of Terry Welch, no known copyright restrictions, 2009.25.21

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Title

Futon Cover with Ikat Geometric Patterns

Artist

Japan, Kurume, Fukuoka prefecture (Japanese)

Date

late 19th/early 20th century

Medium

cotton with double ikat (warp and weft yarn resist-dyed) designs

Dimensions (H x W x D)

85 1/4 in x 59 1/2 in

Collection Area

Asian Art

Category

Clothing and Textiles

Object Type

futon cover

Culture

Japanese

Credit Line

Gift of Terry Welch

Accession Number

2009.25.21

Copyright

no known copyright restrictions

Terms

cotton

ikat

Description

From the mid-eighteenth century to the present day, one of the most popular folk textiles in Japan is kasuri, cotton dyed with indigo in a double ikat pattern. Both the warp and weft threads are dyed before the garment is woven, so the dying and weaving need to be precisely controlled to produce a legible design.

The town of Kurume, in Japan’s westernmost island of Kyūshū, has specialized in tour-de-force kasuri with overall geometric patterns from the late 18th century to the present day. Here, the central motif is an endless knot, while the surrounding area is filled with stylized flowers and castle gates.

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