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Buckwheat Filled Katazome Bolster

110.00

This small pillow was very likely created for use as a neck bolster, similar to those used by geishas known as bachimakura. It is made from an indigo dyed, rice paste resisted, katazome fabric with a red silk detail added to one side. The filling of buckwheat or rice hulls gives it a pleasant heft.

The pillow is in excellent condition though there is light wear to the silk portion as seen in the photographs.

Late 19th century
Dimensions: 9.5 x 13.5"

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