A Faded, Patched Resist Dyed Furoshiki: Hand Stitched
early to mid twentieth century
28 1/2" x 30", 72.5 cm x 76 cm
This is a faded, patched, resisted dyed, indigo dyed cotton furoshiki.
A furoshiki is a traditional wrapping/carrying/hauling cloth and this one has been used for this purpose because the center of the furoshiki, which would have been where the carried goods where placed, is slightly distended from repeated wear. This furoshiki does not lay flat.
The indigo dye is warm and light in color and it mottled and faded; the surface is decorated by five resist dyed images, three of one kind, two of another. Three patches are hand stitched to the furoshiki which is also hand finished.
A charming piece from old Japan, this furoshiki is a delightful to look at.