Large Sashiko Furoshiki
It's a bit hard to date this wonderful furoshiki wrapping cloth because it's in such beautiful, unused condition so I'm just going to say mid -20th century. Furoshiki were used as an everyday item in Japan up until around the 1970's. The stitches are quite small and have a distinctive character. It's made from four panels of very dark indigo - nearly black - cotton with handstitched seams. The floral motif is a kikyu bellflower. I'm not sure what the pattern in the alternate corners is. It measures 130cm x 134cm. It's still usable for it's original purpose of carrying things but also makes attractive storage or an impressive table cloth.
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