A Small Traditional Cotton Zabuton #2: Very Light Cotton Padding
early twentieth century
13" x 12" x 3/8", 33 cm x 30.25 cm x .75 cm
This small sitting cushion is a traditional Japanese zabuton which is a kind of seating pillow.
This zabuton is of a small size and it is extremely lightly padded with cotton wadding, so light that its merely a suggestion of padding, so please do not expect this small zabuton to have a good volume of fill because it does not.
The face is of a really beautifully colored and designed striped cotton and the back is made of indigo dyed cotton. The condition is well-used with some flaws, holes and surface abrasion, most of which can easily be seen in the accompanying detail photos.
A wonderful link to old Japan, and a very useful item, still.