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Item Excellent Large Thick Indigo Cotton Boro Sashiko Furoshiki Textile

3 Distinct Sashiko Patterns in the corners.

Tsutsugaki dyed kamon, family crest symbol

6 individual textile panels hand sewn together form this large furoshiki

Note the close hand stitched sashiko repaired areas throughout the textile.
Age
Early 1900s
Fabric Cotton with cotton patches. Homespun, Hand Loomed.
Soft feel, thick fabric.
The closely lined up sashiko stitches on patches were purposely made to strengthen a weak area of the fabric.
Size
5.9 X 6.6 feet
180 X 200 cm
Strong, thick & soft fabric, med-heavy weight
3 lbs, 1338 g
Condition
Good Overall Boro Condition.
Some long narrow holes as seen in photos.
We washed, ironed this textile.
This textile is ready to use in your project or to hang as wall art.
Comments Large Furoshiki, like this one, were used to protect furniture in storage or other valuble items.

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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