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Length of cotton

Length of cotton

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    1870-1970 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plain weave cotton with stencilled paste-resist decoration

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bedding cover (futonji) of hand spun plain weave cotton consisting of four loom widths seamed together vertically. The seams are sewn with black cotton and further secured with white long and short stitches which show on the right side.
The design, in grey (faded from black) against a white ground, consists of a stylised chrysanthemum scroll and was made by the resist-paste and stencil method.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)


1870-1970 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Plain weave cotton with stencilled paste-resist decoration


Height: 155.0 cm, Width: 124.5 cm

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 1984/2319.

Descriptive line

Futonji, grey and white plain weave cotton with stencilled paste-resist decoration, Japan, 1870-1970

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Jackson, Anna, Japanese Country Textiles, London: V&A Publications, 1997, page 92, fig. 61


Cotton (textile)


Plain weave; Resist dyeing

Subjects depicted

Chrysanthemums; Floral patterns


Textiles; Household objects


East Asia Collection

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