A Boro Sashiko Stitched Furoshiki: Patching, Mending and Small Holes

$275.00 USD

early twentieth century
50" x 47", 127 cm x 119.5 cm

furoshiki is a traditional wrapping, storage or hauling cloth which is still very much in use all over Japan.

Before its patching and mending this indigo dyed, sashiko stitched one was a good example of its type. Because of the tears, holes, surface abrasion and patches it shows a beautiful history in its surface and by its condition. It has been used hard and is beautiful because of it. 

The proper reverse side of the furoshiki is highlighted here and it shows patches which are strategically placed on the surface. The patches relate to the mending and reinforcing of the cloth due to a lifetime of wear and heavy use.

The sashiko stitching on each of its four corners is very nicely done. The often seen chrysanthemum motif was used on each of the corners, and the design reaches far into to the body of the furoshiki which is a nice feature of it.

The color of the cotton is of a dark toned indigo; the furoshiki is completely hand stitched of four panels of this indigo dyed cotton.

Please note the center area of the furoshiki is slightly distended from wear and on the lead photo this is fairly easy to see. As well you will notice the edges of the cloth show tears and there are small holes, as yet unmended

This is a very good looking, nicely patched and mended great quality boro indigo dyed furoshiki with great charm and wonderful age--and a wonderful visual presence.