A Futon mattress is a padded mattress from Japanese origin.
Many types of futons are manufactured today.
Some of these are :
- Futons made of Polyester (Chemical fibres)
- Cotton Futons
- Feather Futons
- Down Futons
- Wool Futons
The original form of the Futon started in the 17th century when people started stuffing their bedclothes with cotton and wool. Before that time the only alternative was a straw mat as only the very rich could afford a Tatami which was a harder version of the Futon mattress.
Later in the 18th century Futon mattress production increased as cotton became available as a domestic product in Japan.Futons at that stage were still way too expensive for the average guy on the street.By then you could buy a futon for 1,200,000 yen!
Only in the 19th century were futons affordable to you and me.
Futon beds have become a very fashionable item in South Africa over the last decade and is the perfect bed for the guest bedroom. Treat your guests to a bit of Japanese history and they will have lots to talk about when they leave.
Contact the Mattress Warehouse at 0861 007 000 to buy your futon in South Africa
We have the finest quality Futons on sale and deliver all over South Africa