A hand-spun, hand-woven, plain-weave cotton tsutsugaki matrimonial blanket. The circular crests were created utilizing rice-paste resist, then dip-dyeing the natural white textile into indigo. It is thought that these crest patterns were selected for their symbolic value and were unrelated to family crests of the bride and groom. The panel consists of four 12.5" wide strips stitched together. Very good condition, with some fading, staining and several patched holes. 61" x 48"