This is a tsutsugaki indigo-dyed cotton rug perhaps used to Yutan. A Yutan is a cover for a chest of drawers in old days.


The fabric is homespun, handwoven, and four narrow panels have been joined to make one furoshiki. It is a heavier fabric, thick and quite soft. There are a number of tiny holes and areas of thinning, but it is in great condition for the age.


Tsutsugaki is a Japanese technique of resist dyeing that involves drawing rice-paste designs on cloth, dyeing the cloth, and then washing off the paste.

Material: Cotton 100%

Measures: 164cm×190cm (65in × 74in) 

Vintage Japanese Tsutsugaki indigo dyed Yutan textile

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