Offered here by Over the Blue Horizon is an antique Japanese textile with a bold floral crest surrounding by arabesque vines. Four panels of indigo-dyed cotton have been dyed with a floral crest using the tsutsugaki technique. It is a single layer, probably once used as a futon cover, bedding similar to a duvet.
The panels have been sewn together very neatly so that there are no raw edges. The textile has a few holes, less than 1-inch in diameter. There is a four-inch tear at one edge. A white patch has been sewn on the back side to mend a hole and there is some darning in one area. Light staining.
Sashiko stitching decorates two of the edges.