Early 20th Century Japanese Indigo Dyed Furoshiki $125

Early 20th Century Japanese Indigo Dyed Furoshiki $125

125.00

This is beautiful early 20th century indigo dyed furoshiki made from four panels of handwoven Japanese fabric. Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths used to transport clothes or goods, wrap a gift, or cover furniture. The name, meaning "bath spread,” derives from the Edo period practice of using them to bundle clothes while at the public bath. Eventually, the furoshiki’s usage extended to serve as a means for merchants to transport their wares or to protect and decorate a gift. during the mid to late 19th century it was the custom for a set of three furoshiki to be a part of a brides dowry. These often included the brides family crest or mon. The fabric of this furoshiki has been dyed with natural indigo dye and then overdyed with a yellow dye to produce the striking green color. A katazome dyed family crest was made in one corner and the family name in the opposite corner. This was done through the application of rice paste pushed through a katagami or stencil and left to dry before dying. The makeup of the fabric is hand woven cotton and the threads seem to have been hand spun. The color is vibrant and worn to a beautiful hue. This furoshiki is in great usable shape. 51 x 50 inches.

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