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Futonji - Your Label 2010

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This image is to be used as a resource for the Your Label 2010 Fashion Design Competition, in partnership with the V&A.

This length of cotton fabric is part of the V&A’s Japanese Collection. Made between 1800-1920, it was once part of a bedding cover, or futonji, created to celebrate a marriage. Such textiles were decorated with auspicious images chosen to bestow good fortune on the newly-wed couple.

This fabric is patterned with the image of a tortoise. In Japan this animal is a symbol of longevity and is believed to carry good wishes on its back.

Image copyright is held by the V&A.

View more images from the V&A Japanese collection

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