Tsutsugaki Yogi Panel with Noshi, Peony, and Bamboo Shoot Motif
Presented here is the back fragment of an indigo cotton yogi—it's lining, collar and sleeves have been removed.
A yogi is an oversized, stuffed kimono that is used much like a blanket or quilt for warmth.
In the center is the family crest, a large peony and two bamboo shoots, hand drawn using a tsutsugaki dye technique, or rice paste resist. Below, two large noshi are depicted. Noshi are essentially a ceremonial knot made of dried abalone strips.
Tsutsugaki yogi were typically created to form part of a bride’s wedding trousseau, which parents prepared for their daughter extending good wishes for the success of her new family as well as her happiness. Great care was taken in their design as they were regarded as necessary for an auspicious future.
In excellent condition.
Mid 20th century
Dimensions: 32" x 68"