A Sashiko Stitched Furoshiki: Wonderfully Executed Patterns
early twentieth century
31" x 32", 79 cm x 81.5 cm
This is a beautifully sashiko stitched furoshiki, rather small in size and with nice, tight stitching on its four corners. The base cloth is indigo dyed cotton.
A furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping or carrying cloth which
The upper left and lower right corners show a chrysanthemum motif, and each of these corners has an intact "tail" of collected sashiko threads which is a charming aspect of sashiko stitched furoshiki: often these tails have fallen off from use over time.
The lower left hand corner shows a crossed bar motif and the upper right hand corner shows a variant on the interlocking circle motif, this one done in jagged lines.
On the right and left hand side of the the furoshiki is a lovely line of repeated triangles, each triangle made of three stitches.
There is some surface wear and marking to the surface of the indigo dyed cotton as can be seen in the attached detail photos.
A lovely, small sashiko stitched furoshiki.