JP11 Antique Japanese Bandori (Back Pad)

Straw with simple binding and woven straps. Bindings at the bottom part have come apart thus leaving the straw loose and unrestricted - actually, a charming image. Definitely utilitarian and has seen a lot of use. Early 20th century, Northeastern Japan.  Measures 29” x 15”. 

Collections: FOLK ART, Japanese, Mingei