FUROSHIKI cloth, Japan, early Showa (circa 1930), cm 76x75. Furoshiki were (and still are to some extent) wrapping cloths used when carrying small personal belongings, or to eventually wrap a gift to be presented. They have usually plain ground and display the family crest (komon) in the centre as an identification tool. This one has a different arrangement, with a tsutsugaki chrysanthemum motif as family crest placed bottom right. It shows a nice shade of rich green colour, achieved by over-dyeing indigo with a yellow dye, and the hand-spun, hand-woven cotton cloth has a soft touch. In overall excellent condition, this is a nice addition to any collection of Japanese country textiles.

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