Carrying Cloth, Furoshiki
Furoshiki, are a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used to transport clothes, gifts, or other goods. A single piece of a cloth, it has a more than 1,200 year-old history and was widely used until the end of the Edo Period. The custom of using furoshiki dates back as early as the Nara Period (710-784) when it was used for keeping the valuables of the Emperors. This indigo dyed dark blue cloth has white linear embroidery which ends in tassels at the corners. Rare to find one in such good condition as it is such a utilitarian object.
Circa: 19th century
Material: cotton embroidered cotton
Dimensions: 50" x 47"
Inventory number: TX4473