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Item Thick Indigo Katazome Hemp Patched Furoshiki Textile.
Faux sashiko stitch pattern, one side.
Patched with delightfully faded hemp fabrics.
Age
Late 1800s to Early 1900s
Fabric Hemp with a few hemp patches. Homespun, Hand Loomed.

Somewhat coarse surface but soft because of age and use.
Size
4.3 X 4.3 feet
130 X 130 cm

Strong, thick & soft fabric, heavy weight

1.4 lbs, 630 g
Condition
Good Overall Condition.

We washed, ironed this textile.

This textile is ready to use in your project or to hang as wall art.
Comments Either side displays very well.
Furoshiki are a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth mainly used to transport clothes, gifts, or other goods. Furoshiki began to be used in the middle of the Nara period (AD 710 to 794), in Japanese baths (Onsen). In order to prevent a mix up of the bathers' clothes, the removed clothing was tied up in Furoshiki. Later the system of folding spread and was used by traders to protect their goods or gifts.


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