furoshiki cloth, Japan, Taisho (circa 1920), cm 128x130. 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 on a plain ground. The present lot has such an arrangement with a bold blossom design on a lovely Navy ground, and remnants of ‘sashiko’ stitchings at the four corners in a radiant pattern to strengthen cloth. Four joined panels of hand spun, hand woven cotton, dyed in the tsutsugaki technique. Condition is good, with only slight fading to the blue and a stain in komon. Great graphic on a nice item.
price:  SOLD