furoshiki cloth, Japan, Taisho (circa 1920), cm 116x97. 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 usually display a large family crest (komon) in the centre as an identification tool on a plain ground. The present lot has such an arrangement with a bold crest design (in light grey,not white as usual) on a dark indigo ground, and remnants of ‘sashiko stitching’ at the four corners. Three joined panels od hand spun, hand woven cotton, dyed in the tsutsugaki technique, in good condition. Nice.
price:  SOLD