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, is 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: P111