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"Curly Qs" Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth

"Curly Qs" Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth

Table Cover

Regular price $9.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan

This listing is for a vintage Japanese furoshiki - a very handy, sturdy, multi-use cloth in Japan.  Higher quality (usually silk) furoshiki are traditionally used as gift wrap; more casual versions (often cotton) are used for shopping, transporting goods, or storing seasonal bedding. These days furoshiki are popular as upcycled grocery totes or to carry whatever we used to carry in a non-recycleable plastic bag. For a short history of furshiki, watch the video below.

This furoshiki is a lightweight cotton with a design that reminds us of a western quilt top. The background is a light tan with lines that look like the "wax crackle" of batik work.  Wide lines in turquoise and brown form arabesque curls and a central bell flower.

There are some blemishes - see last photo - reflected in the price.

Furoshiki are typically about an inch longer on one side than the other. See tabs below for more details about this particular furoshiki.

Length: 35"
Width: 34"
Made In (Estimated): 1960
Condition: Good
Material: cotton


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