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Bedding cover (futonji)

Bedding cover of four strips of fabric seamed together. Dark colored indigo blue with white geometric patterning creating through ikat (kasuri) weaving. Top and bottom edges are raw, while the edges are selvedges.


1989, sold by an antique shop, Kyoto, 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: 147.3 x 132.1 cm (58 x 52 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton, indigo, ikat (kasuri)


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Textiles, Resist