A pillow made from a length of kasuri cotton. Most likely from one of Japan’s kasuri or ikat dyeing centers, Kurume, this length of cotton was taken from a futon cover. It’s composed of hand-spun and hand-woven cotton and depicts large graphic white squares interspersed by egasuri (picture-based kasuri) weft-based images of what appear to be a deer (very rare in woven textiles) and a maple leaf. Indigo dyed cotton Japan Late 19th century

Inventory No: P110