This is an museum class Kurume Kasuri
cotton fabric. It has very unique large ship motif, which is hand woven elaborately.
A bride ordered this Kasuri
to bring to her new home(it was a futon cover). Her family had to be very rich.
What kind of hope the parents placed on this large ship motif?
It was from Meiji period(1868-1912) or Taisho period(1912-1925).
Textile has medium thickness and soft touch. Background color is navy. There are some flaws as photos show, but as a whole it is in very good condition.
Hems and the other side is added solid ai dyed cotton ( it seemed to be added recently.)
We had been looking for this type of Kurume Kasuri
but we couldn't for long time. This piece was from a Kasuri
collector. We are very happy to be able to offer this piece at our site!
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