Indigo green furoshiki

IMG_2027This green hand spun and hand woven furoshiki or carrying cloth was dyed with indigo and then over dyed with a yellow dye to produce a deep green color. Time and use have given this furoshiki a beautiful gradation of colors and a random ware pattern.IMG_2025

The hand spun cotton has a rustic feel. IMG_2026

A wisteria kamon or crest has been applied to the furoshiki using a stencil. Rice paste was pushed through a stencil and allowed to dry before the fabric was dyed. After dying was completed the rice paste was washed off to reveal the design. IMG_2024This piece probably dates to the first half of the 20th century.

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