Antique Japanese textile decorated with a design of tea ceremony utensils. Small items such as a bamboo ladle for water (hishaku), a container of charcoal, cups, a tea whisk (chasen), a container for water (mizusashi), and other items surround a large central image of a portable iron tea kettle (kama) and brazier (furo). This design in done using a paste resist and indigo dye. A lovely blue color in four panels sewn together. 5 tabs at the top suggest it was used for a curtain similar to a noren but without the slits.
Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 56 1/2" high (61" high including tabs) x 47" wide