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Item Cotton Indigo/Green & Light Brown Tsutsugaki Furoshiki
Kamon (Family Crest) & Sho Chiku Bai symbolic images of plum flowers (ume) , matsu (pine tree), & bamboo (take)
Furoshiki textiles were used as covers for high quality furniture or for wrapping & protecting treasured objects.
Age
Early 1900s
Fabric 100% Cotton
Homespun, Hand Loomed. Thick strong fabric, soft feel.
Size
3.2 X 3.3 feet, 98 X 103 cm
Medium-Heavy Weight
0.40 lbs, 185 g
3 separate panels were hand sewn together to create this textile

Condition
Good overall condition, charmingly faded with light spotting and 4 very small holes. We have washed and ironed this textile. It is ready to use in your project or to hang as wall art.
Comment Culturally, pine, bamboo, and plum are linked to winter because they flourish at the same time during the season. Known as the Three Friends of Winter or Sho Chiku Bai in Japanese (literally "pine, bamboo, plum").