A Small Resist Dyed Furoshiki: Overdyed Indigo
ca. early to mid twentieth century
31" x 30", 79 cm x 76 cm
This small sized square of resist dyed cotton is a furoshiki or a traditional wrapping/carrying cloth.
The cotton is resisted in two opposing corners with kanji in one and a fanciful floral form in the other. The cloth is first dyed in indigo and then it is over dyed in a yellow dyestuff to achieve the rich, almost velvety green that we see here.
This furoshiki has been used and shows some natural wear, but in now way is it abraded or tired looking: the color and the condition is still vital and really lovely.
A gorgeous little thing.