Futon cover (futonji), fragment
Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan; Taisho period (1912-1926)
Cotton; double ikat
L: 228.80 cm (90 in), W: 156.00 cm (16.4 in)
Fowler Museum X2008.6.148; Krauss Collection of Japanese Textiles
In an unequivocal expression of Japanese military might, a battleship steams across this futon cover.
Source: Gallery wall text from the exhibition Fowler in Focus: Japanese Pictorial Ikats from the Krauss Collection, 2012