Antique Indigo Wedding Cushion 69
Very rare antique indigo wedding cushion with hand loomed plaid border and back. Beautiful floral and happy marriage motif katazome patterns decorate this piece. The cushion was used in the sedan chair where the bride is carried to the wedding ceremony. Cloth is in mint condition
Increasingly rare examples of these katazome fabrics, also known as, Lan Yin Hua Bu, can still be found in the country side villages, dating back 100 years. The cotton was hand woven and the resist paste dyeing and pattern making process is still all handmade as it is was back when this wedding cushion was made.
This particular cloth measures 145cm x 48cm and can be used as table runner, wall hanging bed throw or window seat cushion. Does not come with stuffing.
There are 2 main types of antique indigo katazome cloth:
- Square: ‘Wrap cloths’ used to store and carry personal items were folded at the corners and tied together. A symbolic silk flying bat, sewn in one corner was a sign of prestige
- Rectangular: these were traditionally bed covers, often given as wedding presents or for children’s bedding. The symbols and designs were to wish long life, prosperity and a happy life together or good luck with the children’s exams.
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