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Mitsudomoe Indigo Blanket

730.00
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Mitsudomoe Indigo Blanket

730.00
sold out

A thick, beautiful indigo blanket. Particularly appealing because of its ancient tomoe form. This is a mysterious symbol which origins are not known. The one on this blanket is called a mitsudomoe. Some view the mitsudomoe as representative of the threefold division (Man, Earth, Sky) at the heart of the Shinto religion. Originally, it was associated with the Shinto war deity and through that was adopted by the samurai as their traditional symbol. The Koya-san Shingon sect of Buddhism uses the Hidari Gomon as a visual representation of the cycle of life.

History

Meiji period, around 1870s. Nagoya, central Japan.

Fabric  

Cotton homespun and hand-loomed. All natural dyeing techniques.

Measurements   

111 x 167 cm

43,7 x 65,7 in

0,7 kg / 1,5 lbs

Condition

  • Great condition of fabric
  • Thick and stable, but some layers are loose
  • Vivid blue colors in long fabric panels
  • The fabric has been professionally cleaned and carefully ironed to preserve the organic dye

Note

  • Large and clean
  • Beautiful fade of indigo color
  • Very decorative
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A thick, beautiful indigo blanket. Particularly appealing because of its ancient tomoe form. This is a mysterious symbol which origins are not known. The one on this blanket is called a mitsudomoe. Some view the mitsudomoe as representative of the threefold division (Man, Earth, Sky) at the heart of the Shinto religion. Originally, it was associated with the Shinto war deity and through that was adopted by the samurai as their traditional symbol. The Koya-san Shingon sect of Buddhism uses the Hidari Gomon as a visual representation of the cycle of life.

History

Meiji period, around 1870s. Nagoya, central Japan.

Fabric  

Cotton homespun and hand-loomed. All natural dyeing techniques.

Measurements   

111 x 167 cm

43,7 x 65,7 in

0,7 kg / 1,5 lbs

Condition

  • Great condition of fabric
  • Thick and stable, but some layers are loose
  • Vivid blue colors in long fabric panels
  • The fabric has been professionally cleaned and carefully ironed to preserve the organic dye

Note

  • Large and clean
  • Beautiful fade of indigo color
  • Very decorative