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Yogi (sleeping coverlet)
Stenciled paste resist; probably dyed with sumi or sumi and indigo

This coverlet originally had a lining, and was stuffed with a thick layer of cotton wadding.

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Although shaped like a kimono, with sleeves, it was draped over the bed like a blanket during sleep.

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Below, a drawing of a woman sleeping under a yogi with a popular design of rabbits jumping over waves and a crest of sedge hats. (Drawing from Mingei Arts)

yogi from mingeiarts.com