This piece represents the highly collectible Japanese country Indigo-dyed utilitarian textiles. They were used over many years, and carefully hand-patched using a variety of stitches, including sashiko running white thread stitches. Various fabric patches and use of different textiles and weaves are all a part of the beauty, history and collectibility of these pieces. It dates to the early 1900s.
Item for sale: This large furoshiki (wrapping cloth) is a wonderful example of Japanese boro indigo textiles. The cloth has been decorated with hand embroidered sashiko stitches (long running white thread stitch), all by hand.
The stitches form fan-shaped patterns which serve to reinforce the corners, which are especially stressed as they are tied together after wrapping objects. There are also remnants of cotton cords which were attached to the corners to aid in tying. The white threadwork makes a dramatic design against the deep indigo cloth. In one corner a large signature is also sewn in sashiko stitch. The condition is quite good considering age.
There is one noticeable hole, and some smaller holes, dirt, and signs of wear. The back of the furoshiki is covered with an attached white cotton sheet to provide protection. It is stained and dirty, but would not show when the cloth is on display. Overall it is a magnificent piece.
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If at any time, you have any questions or concerns about the item, or if any problems arise during the sales process, please let us know and we will address them ASAP. The item "JT 103 Antique Japanese Indigo Cotton Large Furoshiki Cloth Textile Boro" is in sale since Friday, April 24, 2015. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Kimonos & Textiles".The seller is "arisedc" and is located in Washington, District Of Columbia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.