A Well-Used Small Boro Furoshiki: Subtle Color Palette

$75.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
42" x 36", 106.5 cm x 91.5 cm

This beautifully toned, patched and repaired cotton textile is a furoshiki which is a traditional wrapping or carrying cloth, a kind of everyday textile that is still used today in Japan.

This particular furoshiki shows about seven mending patches, a few of which are frayed to the point they are barely attached to the base cloth, but still, their presence as a color and pattern foil to the plaid base cloth is lovely.

Because this cloth was used to haul and to wrap things the center of the cloth is distended and therefore the furoshiki does not lay "flat" since the center area is slightly misshapen. Note a tear to the top, right-hand side.

Just beautiful--the hand loomed plaid cotton base cloth is especially nice.