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Bedding cover (futonji)

Futon cover made of four panels stitched together. Dark green with blue and white arabesque motif created through paste resist dyeing. Top and bottom edges are hemmed, sides are selvedges.


1988, sold at Araiyakusi Temple antique market, Tokyo, Japan to Tomie Nagano, West Roxbury, MA; 2012, gift of Nagano to the MFA. (Accession date: December 12, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Wayne E. Nichols and Tomie Nagano in memory of Towako Ogasawara

Japanese, late Meiji, late 19th–early 20th century

Object Place



Length x width: 139.7 x 127 cm (55 x 50 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton, indigo, freehand paste resist (tsutsugaki)


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Textiles, Resist