Kurume Kasuri Futonji with Floral Diamonds And Squares
This is an antique Japanese Kurume kasuri cotton futon cover.
Kurume kasuri is noteworthy, for it is woven with thread which is bound by hand, dyed with botanical indigo, and woven on a hand-loom. The result is an especially finely woven cotton, in this case with a warp and weft ikat pattern.
This futonji possesses a traditional pattern of Kurume-gasuri or kasuri and its dynamic and geometric design is very attractive. The two types of "cluster" designs show floral arrangements in an alternating pattern of diamonds and squares. The placement of the patterns is somewhat irregular and emphasizes the unique movement of the design.
This futonji has been made in four separate panels and joined to make an intact cover. A beautiful example of Japanese kasuri.
Early to Mid 1900s
49 x 60in; 124 x 152cm