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Item Thick Indigo Hemp Boro Furoshiki Textile.

Patched with a wonderful variety of delightfully faded indigo cotton & hemp fabrics.
Most of the kanji writing illegible. This textile probably belonged to a shop, given as a gift to a valued customer or used internally.
Faded like an old pair of Levi's.
Images were hand created with the tsutsugaki dyeing method.
Late 1800s to Early 1900s
Fabric Hemp with a few cotton patches. Homespun, Hand Loomed.
Coarse feel.
3.6 X 4.1 feet
110 X 125 cm
Strong, thick & soft fabric, heavy weight
1.1 lbs, 495 g
Good Overall Boro Condition.
Few small holes as seen in photos.
We washed, ironed & repaired several seams on 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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