A Fragrant Cedar Box of Tatami Heri: Hemp Tatami Edging
ca. early twentieth century
box size: 8 1/4" x 9" x 2", 21 cm x 23 cm x 5 cm
This lovely assortment of ten old, very used short rolls of hemp cloth is placed in a fragrant hinoki or cypress wood box. The rolls are pieces of tatami heri, or the cloth edging of tatami mats.
Even though this selection of indigo dyed hemp cloth is humble and worn, it looks like a delicacy when presented in such a refined manner.A gorgeous curiosity.