An Antique Japanese Boro Futon—Indigo, Stripes and Lattices
This is a wonderful antique Japanese boro futonji.
There are four panels to this futonji, all of which are heavily patched and mended. The ground is hand spun and hand woven indigo dyed cotton, spun into a sankuzushi, or lattice weave, pattern. The mending patches include a gorgeous array of stripes, checks, and solid indigo cotton fragments as well as small bits of resist dyed katazome and hand woven kasuri, or ikat.
50 x 66.5in; 127 x 169cm