Antique Japanese Textiles 
      from the collection of Marla Mallett

Japanese textile arts cover a wide spectrum: from sophisticated embroidered or brocaded hangings to bold, stunning indigo-dyed, ikat-woven folk art. The creativeness and variety can be astonishing. Of course a major focus of Japanese textile artists has been the kimono and those garments appear in a separate website section: Japanese Kimono. Some of the most stunning of the Japanese brocade weavers' arts appear in  Japanese Obi  

For more Far Eastern Oriental textile embroideries, brocades and tapestries, see Chinese Textiles
, Or Chinese Minority Textiles for old Miao, Yao, Zhuang, Gejia and other textiles from Southwest China. Go to our HOME page for textiles from other parts of the world.

Click on the inventory numbers below to see the complete textiles and large detail photos. 


Koto Cover

Japan. Meiji period, 1870s.
12"x 122."
Silk and gold metallic drawloom 
brocade.
K-4308


Kasuri Futonji
Japan. Meiji period, late 19th 
century.
37"x 76"
Cotton, with indigo-dyed ikat.
W-5209


Kago Noren

Japan. Meiji period, 1868-1900
42"x 70"
Door curtain. Rice-paste resist 
on cotton.
K-5676


Batsushiki

Japan. Late Edo period.
Triangular: 77"x 41"
Silk embroidery on bast fiber.

E-4106


Kasuri Futonji

Japan. Meiji period, early 20th 
century.
52"x 54"
Cotton, with indigo-dyed ikat.
W-5213


Fukusa

Japan. Meiji period, 1868-1912.
24"x 26"
Chirimen silk crepe with yuzen  
dyeing and silk and silver embroidery.
W-5591


Tsutsugaki Futonji

Japan. Taisho, 1912-1926
52"x 62"
Resist drawing on indigo-dyed 
cotton.
W-5589


Kasuri Futonji

Japan. Meiji, early 20th century
37"x 75"
Cotton, with indigo-dyed ikat.
W-5210


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