Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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futon cover
  • Japan
  • futon cover, late 1800s–1986
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • cotton, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 146.5 x 128.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 57 11/16 x 50 9/16 in
  • Gift of Fifi White
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6942

The square of cloth is made from four narrow strips sewn together. It is dark blue with ten floral or botanical clusters in white and light blue. The ends are unfinished but are whipstitched with white string.

The design was made by tsutsugaki, a rice-paste resist technique.