A Beautifully Patched Small Furoshiki: Two Wonderful Sides

$85.00 USD

early twentieth century
25" x 25", 63.5 cm x 63.5 cm

This small furoshiki has a large, central patch that is set on an angle to the square format of the furoshiki, evoking a kind of Russian Suprematist reference and which is beautiful on its own.

Both the cotton of the furoshiki and that of the large patch seem to be hand spun and hand woven, there are two satellite patches that flank the large one. All the stitching done on this furoshiki is hand done with thick cotton threads, very nice.

The face and the inside of the furoshiki both have visual merit which is why both are shown here. One side is more blatantly appealing while the other side is quieter in its nature.

A furoshiki is a square of cloth that is traditionally used in Japan to carry and store items; furoshiki come in all sizes, from small like this one to huge ones meant to carry gigantic bundles of things.

This is a lovely one and you can tell by looking at it that it was put to much good use during its lifetime.