A Resist Dyed Furoshiki: Wood Sorrel and Snow Crystal

$68.00 USD

**reduced from $85.00**
ca. early twentieth century
53" x 49", 134.5 cm x 124.5 cm

This indigo dyed cotton cloth is a furoshiki or a traditional wrapping cloth.  It is resist dyed on the upper, left hand corner with an image that is a stylized wood sorrel set within a frame of a Japanese-designed snowflake.

The indigo dyed cotton is hand loomed but the yarns are most likely not hand spun.  The surface of the indigo cotton is scuffed and shows wear and tear from use and age; some of the indigo dyed color has lightened and there are some small holes.

Overall, however, this is a smart and traditional cloth with a good, clear, paste resisted design.