Futon Cover

This design is of a phoenix within a frame surrounded by Buddhist treasures in colors. The designs are drawn freehand in a rice paste that resists the indigo dye and colored pigments. These textiles, which traditionally formed part of a bride's trousseau, were often decorated with bold designs that carry auspicious meaning.

Artist/maker unknown, Japanese

Made in Japan, Asia

Edo Period (1615-1868) or Meiji Period (1868-1912)

19th century

Plain weave cotton with rice-paste resist design (tsutsugaki)

7 feet 5 inches × 64 inches (226.1 × 162.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
125th Anniversary Acquisition. Purchased with funds contributed by the Otto Haas Charitable Trust, The Women's Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Maude de Schauensee, Theodore R. and Barbara B. Aronson, Edna and Stanley C. Tuttleman, The Hamilton Family Foundation, and Maxine and Howard H. Lewis, 2000

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