A Zabuton "Sham": Hand Pieced Cotton Kasuri
ca. mid twentieth century
20" x 21", 51 cm x 53.25 cm
This lovely kasuri or ikat woven cotton cloth is a cover for a zabuton, a traditional seating cushion: it is hand stitched from six pieces of cotton--and note the open back for slipping in a cushion.
The kasuri pattern is bold and graphic--and a bit unusual. It seems to be showing grapes, a motif that is known in Japanese textiles but one that is not often seen.
In good, used condition, free from any noticeable stains and not a great deal of wear.