A Sashiko Stitched Panel: Furoshiki Fragment

$45.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
37" x 12 1/4", 94 cm x 31 cm

This is a fragment of a panel taken from a sashiko stitched furoshiki, a furoshiki being a traditional wrapping or carrying cloth. The reason it is a fragment is that its proper right-hand selvedge is missing.

However, the proper left hand side and the bottom of the piece are finished with some simple yet attractive white sashiko stitched trim.  The bottom 1/3 of the piece is also decorated with sashiko stitching, in this case it is a stepped grid pattern.

Because this piece was taken from a utilitarian cloth, the surface of the cloth shows patina from wear and some slight discoloration, also from wear.

Overall, however, this piece is an interesting-looking fragment from a larger whole, and one that can be admired on its own or incorporated into art projects.

Very good sashiko stitched details.

A Sashiko Stitched Panel: Furoshiki Fragment