This is a fabulous vintage Yuage with crane, tortoise and 'Shou-chiku-bai'(auspicious three motifs - pine tree, bamboo and ume blossom) motifs, which are dyed with Tsutsugaki
Yuage is the fabric to wrap a baby after taking a bath.
It used to be a gift for celebration when a child was born.
Its auspicious motifs are for baby's health and happiness.
Ai is effective for protecting against insects and evil.
Textile is comfortable cotton, and seems to be hand spun and hand woven.
It has smudges on the red area.(A)
It has dyestuffs, although they are indicated as discoloration (B) on the figure.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Although not shown on the figure, it has other flaws such as quite slight discoloration due to its age and tiny patinas.
Please enjoy its attractive vintage design!