Wedding futon cover, four panels
Cotton (homespun)
Tsutsugaki paste resist

This wedding futon cover depicts the scented cypress fans of the Heian period aristocracy, which were considered auspicious symbols.  The four vertical panels have been so expertly dyed and pieced together that the seams in the left two and center fans are nearly undetectable.  The seam that bisects the top right fan is betrayed by the slight mismatch in the left and right sides of the slats of the fan.

The backing has been removed, and bits of cotton wadding can still be seen clinging to the undyed reverse side.

A few of the original quilting knots are still firmly attached to the material.

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