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A Large, Pieced Cotton Futon Cover

Written on August 11, 2010

This a marvelously sedate–but very variegated–piece-constructed cotton futon cover.  Each of the cotton fragments that comprise this piece  measures about 3 1/2″ x 13″ or 9 cm x 33 cm and the overall size is 69″ x 66″ or 175 cm x 167.5  cm.

If you notice some light colored edges along some of the horizontal pieces, this is something interesting: these pieces were taken from the end of a bolt of kimono cotton; the entirety of this futon cover was pieced from fairly lightweight,  recycled kimono cottons.This futon cover is completely hand-stitched and was probably made around the first quarter of the 20th century.I think this embodies a masculine kind of beauty and is just stunning overall.

The cloth which sits under this futon cover is shown on my website, here.

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