[Medium blue bridal yutan (furniture cover) with white oak leaf cluster mon, Hawaii, ca. 1936]
Suzuki, Elaine Yayoe
Gift of Barbara Kawakami
1 furniture cover : cotton ; 24 x 33.5 x 16 in.
Medium royal blue cotton yutan (furniture cover) with red decorative knots on top front corners and white appliqued mon (family crest) of oak leaf cluster (10.25 in. diameter) for bride's dowry. The crest was hand drawn on natural muslin fabric and stitched by machine onto the front of cover. Note, blue dye rubs off.
Elaine Yayoe Suzuki, married June 27, 1936, sewed this cover for her dowry. Mrs. Ko Shigemura drew the oak leaf cluster mon (Japanese family crest) and appliqued by sewing maching. Mon were usually hand painted
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